We touch on bring your on device (BYOD) a bit when we talked about student rights. Find an article taking about the topic of BYOD share the link and your reflections with the class. I will post more about the limited experience I have had with the topic later this week.
More and more schools are requiring their teachers to use Google products. Find an article about Google in Education and share your reflections and the link with the class.
We have now talked about what kids think they 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 this? Will these skills have them ready for the workforce or college?
ISTE NETS-S Standards
Information and Communications Technology Literacy Grade-Level Expectations (MO grades K-8)
Information and Communications Technology Literacy Course Expectations (MO grades 9-12)
At some point I found this post byCindy Danner-Kuhn. She had posted about the Educational Technology Bill of Rights for Students. The Educational Technology Bill of Rights for Students post was first made by School Technology Solutions. I read it and it was just one of those WOW moments. After trying to figure out my own feelings about some of the points on the list I thought about this class and want to know what YOU think about the post. I come from a time where we did not have computers in classrooms, only in the lab, and an overhead and VCR were fancy. I did not even have an email address until my senior year of high school. Read the link below and tell me what you think.
Educational Technology Bill of Rights for Students
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.