“It’s hard to pay attention these days because of multiple affects of the information technology nowadays. You tend to develop a faster, speedier mind, but I don’t think it’s necessarily broader or smarter.” – Robert Redford
As an educator and individual who is concerned with Technology and the use of it in our classrooms, society, family, etc… I believe that it is important to stay on top of the technology that is out there. Below are the National Educational Technology Standards that are used in MY classroom and hopefully in all the classrooms in the nation.
- Creativity and Innovation – Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
- Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to the learning of others.
- Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
- Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making – Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
- Digital Citizenship – Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
- Technology Operations and Concepts – Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.