Mrs. DeBlois Introduction to Educational Technology
The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) are a set of standards published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) for the purpose of using technology in K-12 education.
NETS for Students
These standards were created so students could to learn effectively and live productively in a digital world. There are six Performance Indicators. These standards were organized into categories. Each category indicates and outlines what the student should be able to achieve within technological literacy by the completion of a school year. The Performance Indicators are guidelines where the students are aware of the programs goals and what they are should achieve to meet NETS standards. The Performance Indicators are:
1. Creativity and Innovation: Using creative thinking and innovative technology the students demonstrate and develop models and simulations to explore and identify complex systems. Also students could use existing knowledge to generate new ideas and creative thoughts.
2. Communication and Collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to collaborate, communicate and interact with other students, teachers and professionals. They also engage in a cultural and global awareness.
3. Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to plan, organize and gather information, in order to be able to inquire, analyze, organize and evaluate information.
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
5. Digital Citizenship: Students demonstrate personal development. They are aware of the human, cultural and social issues related to technology.
6. Technology Operations and Concepts: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations so they are able to select, transfer, understand and troubleshoot various systems and applications productively and effectively.
Examples of student use of technology in a classroom are: Computers, Twitter or Face book, Cameras, Video Cameras, Photo editing software, Cell phones, Printers/Scanners, Clickers, Tablet/I pad etc.
NETS for teachers
The program standards for the teachers have been implemented to provide teachers with the effective tools so they are able to engage their students improve learning environments and their own professional practice as well as provide a positive model for their school community. There are five Performance Indicators.
1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity: Teachers model, support, promote and use their knowledge to provide and facilitate productive technological experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation both face-to-face and virtually.
2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessment: Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context. Teachers can do this by adapting relevant learning experiences to incorporate digital tools, they customize and personalize learning activities to address different learning styles and they provide students with varied and multiple formative and summative assessments.
3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning: Teachers model, communicate and collaborate with their students, colleagues and school community using current technologies and digital-age media to share and transfer knowledge.
4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility: Teachers model and advocate safe teaching and understand the societal global issues of media literacy in an evolving digital world. They address diverse needs of the students, promote digital etiquette, and they exhibit legal and ethical responsibility and respect.
5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership: Teachers improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources. Teachers can do this by reflective practices, participation in local and global learning opportunities.
Some examples of technology that teachers can use in the classroom are: Smart boards, Computers, Voice thread, Projectors, Skype, Google Docs, I pads and Cell phones.
NETS for Administrators:
1. Visionary Leadership: Educational Administrators inspire and lead development and implementation of a shared vision for comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence and support transformation throughout the organization.
2. Digital Age Learning Culture: Educational Administrators create, promote, and sustain a dynamic, digital-age learning culture that provides a rigorous, relevant, and engaging education for all students.
3. Excellence in Professional Practice: Educational Administrators promote an environment of professional learning and innovation that empowers educators to enhance student learning through the infusion of contemporary technologies and digital resources.
4. Systemic Improvement: Educational Administrators provide digital-age leadership and management to continuously improve the organization through the effective use of information and technology resources.
5. Digital Citizenship: Educational Administrators model and facilitate understanding of social, ethical and legal issues and responsibilities related to an evolving digital culture.