As my classmate Tammy indicates in her blog post this week, the NETS standards are pretty similar when we try to compare them.They match each other perfectly. I list both standards below:
|1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
||1. Creativity and Innovation
|2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
||2. Communication and Collaboration
|3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
||3. Research and Information Fluency
|4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
||4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
|5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
||5. Digital Citizenship
||6.Technology Operations and Concepts
When I look at these standards both students and teachers’ standards are complimenting each other. For example the students become more aware of the digital citizenship if the concept is modelled by their instructors.
In my GAME plan one of my goals was to model digital citizenship to other teachers as well as students. I think I made a big progress in my goal. At the end of first term, which was last week, another grade level agreed to run their class blogs when the school reconvenes. They have had a couple of projects integrating technology such as shooting some videos and recording some voice which led them thinking of sharing the student products with parents and community. With some encouragement from me and some other colleagues, they came familiar with the idea of blogging and they are eager to learn. In’t that amazing?