Technology Standards in Education
Technology Standards in Education
ISTE Standards for Students, 2016
: Students have a good understanding of how to live responsibly in a digital global, world
: Students will learn how to use technology to assist in their learning, in school and in life.
: Students will be able to express themselves in an effective way using technology
I believe it is important to recognize the students being effective communicators and it's relationship to infrastructure. Without adequate access to devices, networks and infrastructure students would not have these opportunities and would be extremely limited in their abilities and options on how to express themselves through technology.
: Students should use technology to work with others from a variety of backgrounds and/or cultures.
Having the skills to communicate in multimodal methods will enhance the students abilities to be a global collaborator. Giving the students a better understanding and ability to use software and tools that promote communication will help hem in many ways. Not only will it build their confidence but it will allow them to connect to not only those locally but globally and expand their learning to those with different cultures and backgrounds.
: Students use technology in a variety of new and creative ways to solve problems
I believe the connection between student being innovative designers and teacher development s very important. Teachers act as a bridge that connects students to new and innovative ideas and resource. Without teacher educations and development we would be bridging our students to out of date and limited resources which would in tern limit their abilities to problem solve in new and creative ways.
ISTE Standards for Teachers, 2008
Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
: It is the teacher's responsibility to teach kids how to operate variety of different technologies.
This relates to digital citizenship as without understanding how to operate technology effectively it becomes harder to be a digital citizen. Additionally being able to inspire students and teach them to be creative with technology will increase empowerment and should improve how they choose to interact online. Most likely in a more positive way.
Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
: Teachers must think ways to teach the benefits of technology in creative ways.
This is connected to professional learning as a teacher who is a life long learner that is continuously expanding their knowledge on technology is capable of always being creative with their students, The more resources and exposure to new ideas you have the more you can implement and create in your classroom with your students, A teacher who does not update their teaching methods with technology not only limits them as a teacher but their students as learners.
Model Digital Age Work and Learning
: Teachers must role model the usefulness of technology.
As a teacher using technology in a useful way allows our students to see that technology can be so much more than what we are exposed to at the surface. Seeing technology being used in a useful way will promote more meaningful technology use. These examples and lessons learnt from the examples can lead to students taking their use of technology not only locally but globally and will become global collaborators.
Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
: Teachers need to teach and equip their students with the necessary skills to become global, digital, citizens
It is important to understand this connection because we as educators cannot expect our students to inherently be digital citizens. We must showcase appropriate digital behaviour for them to mirror. Some of our students may have never had exposure to this type of digital environment so having positive and appropriate role models is essential for our students to meet this expectation.
Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
: Teachers have to engage in life-long learning in regards to technology to help their students keep up with the latest trends.
Learning and Technology Policy Framework
Access, Infrastructure and Digital Learning Environments
: Everybody must have access to the appropriate tools needed to teach technology effectively.
: Administrators need to be consistently updating their teaching methods and practices to keep up with the newest innovation in technology.
The link between professional learning and research and innovation is very important. If we did not have teachers and leaders exploring new innovative ways to use technology then we would be extremely limited in our own personal professional development .
: The main focus should be on technology and the student.
As a teacher it is important to recognize how our teaching style might be impacting our students. student - centered learning allowed us to create an environment that empowered our students. When we create an environment that focuses on our students and their goals this allows them to take charge of their own learning. They can then use technology how they like in order to fulfil learning both in and out of school. Recognizing this connection is essential to their empowerment.
Research and Innovation
: Teachers and their colleagues should learn how to use various methods to keep technological instruction current and modern
: Teachers must have mentors to encourage and help with new ideas. People need to be willing to take this role if they are able and qualified.
ICT Program of Studies
Students will communicate through multimedia
: Students should use software or technology to communicate with other people, using visual or auditory aids.
Students will demonstrate a moral and ethical approach to the use of technology
: Students will use their devices appropriately and within the rules of the school, school division, province or country.
Students will use technology to investigate and/or solve problems
: Students should be able to use a variety of different technological devices to research answers to questions or problems.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of technology
: Students must understand the importance of technology and why it is useful in society.
Having an understanding of the importance of technology and why and how to use it in society creates opportunities for our students. The more they understand how to use it in a variety of ways the more opportunities they are exposed to. Understanding these things allows students to take on these ideas in their own ways and use its use in meaningful personal ways. It will allow them to be empowered learners.
Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the operating skills required in a variety of technologies
: Students must know how to operate several different applicable technologies effectively.