ISTE NETS-T Standards
We are 8 weeks into class and we have talked about standards for our students and the rights of our students. I think it is time that we talked about the standards there are for educators. ISTE has the NETS -T standards for teachers. I have a link to them below. Please read them over and give use your thoughts. Is this all we need? What would you add or subtract from the list?
ISTE NETS-T Standards
eTextbooks are the current trend in instructional technology right now. With Apple putting out their new app that lets anyone make a eTextbook this may be the norm sooner then we think. Find an article about eTextbooks to review on this blog. Please post the link to the article as well. Also let us know your opinion on the use of eTextbooks in the classroom.
We have now talked about what kids think they should know and what we think kids should know. Now we need to cover what the state and the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) say/mandate students should know. These standards are meant to be integrated in to all classes and NOT just taught in the computer classroom. These standards will be used in projects that you will be making in this class so please look them over. I know that these standards are meant for k-12 education and most of you work with higher ed. You should look at these as what you students should be able to do when you get them in college. Read all the stands below. Do they cover what they need to? Are they missing anything? Can schools really do
I just have one question and I want to see what you all have to say. I know that some of you have not taught in the classroom but think back to you schooling and make some observations.
Are new teacher prepared in their teacher training program to teach in a 21st century classroom?
What do you think our students need to know about technology? What do you think they should be able to do when then leave high school to be able to exceed in life? These are big questions that lots of people are trying to answer and in some cases mandate. No Child Left Behind has several provisions about technology in schools. The state of Missouri, and may others, have expectations about what students should be able to do. Below are two lists that where complied by David Andrad read them and answer these questions.
What do you think students should be able to do when they graduate from high school?
Do you think we are currently preparing students students to work with the technology they will need at a job or in college?
10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have
10 Important Skills Students need for the Future
This blog is for class conversations for Ed 514 at Central Methodist University. We invite input form other teachers about how they use technology in their classrooms.