I created my own game using Scratch software and a cardboard controller, linked to a Makey-Makey, to play the game. My peers and I had to think outside of the box to create the game itself by making us think on a different level than we are used to. This project aligns to sub-standard a. by promoting creativity and inventiveness.
ISTE Standards for Teacher Standard Two: Design & Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences & Assessments
a. Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.
In my lesson plan I incorporated technology to make my lesson more engaging and interactive. I tried to motivate students with an intro video that aligned to the lesson being taught. I created a Google form for the convenience of the students so they can do homework on the go with their busy lifestyles.
Evidence of ISTE Standards for Teacher Standard Three: Model Digital Age Work & Learning
b. Collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success and innovation.
c. Communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital age media and formats.
My group and I had to think of a fun and creative way to introduce a lesson to an elementary level class. I believe this aligns to sub-standard b. and c. by showing students a different way to see a topic of study, and it is done using new age tools that are easily accessible.
Evidence of ISTE Standards for Teacher Standard Four: Promote & Model Digital Citizenship & Learning
a. Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources.
c. Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information.
The newsletter helps teach students about internet safety and the dangers of giving personal information to strangers. Included, also, are tips on how to create strong passwords, what sites to trust, and what information is appropriate to put on the internet.
Evidence of ISTE Standards for Teacher Standard Five: Engage in Professional Growth & Leadership
a. Participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve student learning.
c. Evaluate and reflect on current research and professional practice on a regular basis to make effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources in support of student learning.
Google is a great tool available to anyone with working internet, and being Google certified shows that you have the skills to create a great learning environment in the classroom. Google also has a convenient way to get in touch with other educators to compare ideas for lessons and new ways to teach material.