Technology Standards for Education : (ISTE Standards for Students…
Technology Standards for Education :
ISTE Standards for Teachers
Model Digital Age Work and Learning:
Teachers are able to demonstrate to students both how to use technology to solve problems and research and how to communicate their knowledge and findings collaboratively.
Connected to Learning and Technology Policy Framework - Leadership:
A huge part about leadership in technology is having the ability to actually model and demonstrate how to use the digital tools. Giving students an example about what a digital citizen looks like is the most effective way to teach it.
Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility:
Educate students on the importance of digital etiquette and practicing safe and legal use of technology.
Connected to ISTE Standards for Students - Digital Citizen:
In order for students to understand what a digital citizen is, and more importantly what it looks like, it is essential that teachers portray themselves as an ethical and safe user of technology as well.
Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership:
Educators are constantly accessing and considering current digital practices and how students are responding to them. Professional development and seminars should be attended in order to stay current with technological innovations and promote life-long learning
Connected to Learning and Technology Policy Framework - Professional Learning:
While the LTPF discusses that educators should have the knowledge of technology required to sufficiently teach a class, the ISTE standard for teachers suggests that educators constantly update their knowledge by attending seminars outside of class time.
Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments:
Teachers are able to create a variety of engaging and personalized learning activities that incorporate technology in which students feel important and can express creativity.
Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity:
Teachers use digital tools to present worldwide problems relative to students' lives and encourage students to think in an innovative fashion to solve these problems.
Connected to Learning and Technology Policy Framework - Student-Centred Learning:
In order for educators to promote student centred learning - and abide by the Learning and Technology Policy Framework - they must use their knowledge from the ISTE standards, and use technology in a way that will create a relative and innovative lessons to inspire and foster creativity and growth.
ISTE Standards for Students
Students both understand how to use technology and actively use it to obtain information, articulate and demonstrate their ideas, create relationships, and develop new skills.
Connected to ICT Program of Study - Communicating, Inquiring, Decision making and Problem Solving:
In order to create empowered and active learners, it is essential that students are first given the knowledge and skills to use technology to solve problems to widen their perspectives and provide a familiar incentive to explore ideas.
Students can actively build their knowledge by using research skills and technology to locate information and artifactual evidence and determine the preciseness of its content.
Students are able to think algorithmically - by collecting data, breaking down problems, and using step-by-step analysis - and use digital tools to represent data.
Connected to ICT Program of Study - Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving:
By teaching students how to use technology to explore ideas and solve their problems, we are teaching them to think algorithmically and use digital tools.
Students must develop the skills to use a variety of communicative platforms and the ability to effectively and stimulatingly present their knowledge through the appropriately chosen tool
Connected to: ICT Programs of Study - Processes of Productivity:
The ISTE Standard for Students regarding communication is expanded from the view in the ICT program in the way that it not only requires students to be able to effectively communicate, but rather that they do it in a creative and engaging way.
Students incorporate technology into their design processes in order to solve complex and unrestricted problems. They are able to demonstrate their knowledge through inventive models and comprehensive solutions
Students must use collaborative technologies to connect both locally and globally with other students from a variety of backgrounds to discuss issues and widen perspectives.
Connected to: ICT Programs of Study - Processes of Productivity:
In order for students to be able to effectively collaborate with others through technology, they must first be literate in the digital language and know how to present their knowledge through technology.
Students are responsible citizens in the digital world. They understand they must act in a safe, ethical and legal way and both respect others property while protecting their own.
Learning and Technology Standards
Outcomes: Teachers, administrators and other educators obtain the digital knowledge to effectively use technology within the classroom in order to meet student needs and interests
Actions: While the Ministry of Education focuses on aligning the Learning and Technology Standards with professional development and post-secondary programs, the role of school authorities is to ensure that professional development is available for all teachers in order to create a digital learning community.
Research and Innovation
Outcomes: Educators are able to use the research technology supported by the education system to apply current and relevant research to learning within the classroom
Actions: The Ministry of Education is expected to facilitate research development and research-based educational technologies for educators while providing collaborative and digital resources for research
Actions: The Ministry of Education must constantly revise education plans, promote investments that will encourage innovative technology, and provide demonstration and collaboration on educational technology and resources.
Outcomes: All educators and administrators are able to use technology in an innovative and precise manner in order to provide a digital role model for their students. Policies regarding technology are clear and cohesive.
Outcomes: Students will use technology in order to learn, innovate, think critically, discover new perspectives, develop new skills and communicate. The use of technology will create a more individualized and engaging learning experience
Actions: The role of the Ministry of Education is to provide and support the resources and tools educators will need to provide a student-cantered and inclusive program of study that incorporates technology - such as an aligned curriculum, professional standards and technology investments
Access, Infrastructure, and Digital Learning Environments
Outcomes: Educators have access to the digital learning tools, resources, and environments they need.
Actions: School Authorities must ensure that all students have access to safe, reliable, sustainable and high-quality technology along with it's precise and timely maintenance. The Ministry of Education is an extension on these responsibilities, both supporting the use and development of technology and working to improve it's functionality within the classroom
Connected to ISTE Standards for Teachers - Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments:
In order for teachers to be able to successfully and seamlessly incorporate technology into their lessons, it is necessary for school authorities to ensure there is a safe and reliable network and access to the available digital tools.
ICT Program of Studies
Foundational Operations, Knowledge, and Concepts:
Students are aware of how technology works and the impacts that it has on their lives and society. They also obtain the basic skills to use digital platforms in a safe and ethical way
Connected to: ISTE Standards for Teachers - Model Digital Age and Learning
: In order for students to obtain the skills needed to ethically use technology, educators must be able to both model and explain these characteristics through their own actions.
Processes for Productivity
: Students should be literate in the digital language - including how to organize their ideas, present them, and create texts - in order to communicate with others through technology
Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making, and Problem Solving:
Students use technology to investigate problems, build on existing knowledge, expand their perspective, collaborate with others and communicate their ideas.
While ICT has its own curriculum, it is meant to be
infused with other core curriculums and programs
in order to adequately make an impact on students.
According to the program, useful software programs include: word processing, spreadsheets, Internet browser, email, multimedia applications, and media clips.