Standard One: Facilitate & Inspire Learning & Creativity
The Facilitate & Inspire Learning & Creativity focuses on the creativity that teachers use to engage students by using digital tools. Inspiring learning is an important standard in education. Teachers now can have access to digital tools that can be used as a creative way to a lesson plan. Makey Makey is an invention tool that connects objects to computer programs. Below is a picture of my launch notebook that pertains to Makey Makey.
Before I did not know what a Makey Makey was and how it all worked. Learning how to work a Makey Makey was fun, but a little confusing at the same time. As we were learning in class, I understood which part was what and it helped me. My group also helped me and explained the process of it and I understood it a little more. I am not fully confident on making a Makey Makey on my own, but with help from others I believe I can do it. I would like to incorporate a Makey Makey sometime in the future when I start teaching.
Standard Two: Design & Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences & Assessments
The Design & Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences & Assessments is a standard that I believe will help me in my teaching career. This standard covers on how assessments are part of observing and teaching a student to master in a content skill. Lesson plans are a good example of an assessment planned by the teacher. Below is a link of my lesson plan that I worked on during this semester in Ed 202.
In the beginning of this semester I did not know much on how to prepare a lesson plan. Now, at the end of this semester, I know how important the learning experience and assessments are when it comes to teaching students. I now feel more confident in making a lesson plan and what each section means. This has really helped me a lot and I see the growth I developed from this standard.
Standard Three: Model Digital Age Work & Learning
The Model Digital Age Work & Learning is focusing on modeling a lesson. Modeling is a good strategy to help students master the content skills for a particular lesson. In the beginning of this semester I was familiar with the modeling strategy. However, learning about a "Flipped Lesson" was something that I never heard of. It is a good way to demonstrate to students how to work a content on video and they can be at home while learning how to solve a problem. Below is my Flipped lesson on Subtraction with Regrouping.
At first I did not want to do a flipped lesson because I never liked being in front of a camera and watch a video of myself. Now I am thankful that I overcame that tiny fear of mine by making a flipped lesson. I will most likely be doing flipped lessons in the future when I start teaching. I grown some confidence in this standard and I recommend all teachers to do a flipped lesson.
Standard Four: Promote & Model Digital Citizenship & Learning
The Promote & Model Digital Citizenship & Learning focuses on giving out information, pointing out the highlights, and all that goes on in the field of Education. Many teachers do this and it helps the students and parents stay aware on what is going on in the classroom. It can be in a form of a creative bulletin board, newsletter, or a webpage. Below is a link to a newsletter I made during this semester in Ed 202.
At the beginning I had a good understanding of promoting citizenship and learning. However, from working on this artifact I learned that there are many ways to advertising when it comes to anything relating to education. Making this artifact was really fun and I got to put a lot of creativity in it. I will for sure start making newsletters when I start teaching to advertise to students, parents, and others involved in education. This was my favorite artifact.
Standard Five: Engage in Professional Growth & Leadership
The Engage in Professional Growth & Leadership is a standard that focuses on growing knowledge in the field of Education and on preparing for leadership. This is an important standard that all educators and future educators needs to understand and should develop growth towards it. It helps prepare for leadership in many areas in school. Google Education Certification is an exam that helps prepare future teachers in using Google to make teaching and learning more easy and fun. Below is a receipt of my purchase for the exam and my record on training.
From the beginning of this semester I only knew a little bit about Google Chrome. I was familiar with Google Drive and most of its components, but I learned more information from each one of them. I now know how to share, add links or videos, make files, create documents, spreadsheets, slides, and more. I can say that I will feel comfortable using Google because of all the knowledge I got from training. The exam took longer to upload than I expected, but I still plan on taking it. As for now I just uploaded my purchase receipt and training record. Ed 202 taught me so much on technology and ways to use it when I start teaching.