Assignment 1: ISTE Blog

  1. What is ISTE?
    • The ISTE stands for the International Society for Technology in Education, which is a nonprofit organization that serves educators who are interested in better use of technology in education
  2. What are the ISTE Teacher standards?
    1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
    2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
    3. Model digital age work and learning
    4. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility
    5. Engage in professional growth and leadership
  3. In your own words, how would you summarize each standard?
    1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
      • Teachers instill the knowledge they have into their students minds regarding the subject matter to help assist students to learn and understand and interpret that subject matter in their own way
    2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
      • As a teacher, one would create or design learning experiences/activities/assessments to help develop their students knowledge and basic skills through digital sources
    3. Model digital age work and learning
      • A teacher would display their knowledge and skills by representing digital-age concepts in order to let their students learn through observing and working on the subject matter
    4. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility
      • As a teacher you need to understand local and global issues that are evolving through the digital culture and display ethically sound actions in the classroom
    5. Engage in professional growth and leadership
      • A teacher should always strive to upgrade and never downgrade.  A teacher needs to be actively improving their professional leadership skills and illustrate the digital tools and resources required to know as technology advances.  As a teacher you need to realize that you are a student as well since you are in the classroom, you are still learning as you go, so you can always do better and grow in your professional career.
  4. The standards are created to provide clear guidelines for the skills, knowledge and approaches teachers need in order to be successful in the digital age.  How would you rate your skills/knowledge for each of the standards?
    1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
      • Rate: 9/10
    2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
      • Rate: 6/10
    3. Model digital age work and learning
      • Rate: 6/10
    4. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility
      • Rate: 8/10
    5. Engage in professional growth and leadership
      • Rate: 9/10
  5. End your post with a question your readers can respond to.
    • I am a little technologically challenged, and I plan to teach Kindergarten or First Grade, and naturally I don’t associate much technology with those grades, so I’m curious on how much these tools will assist me with my teaching career?