Standards for Educators:
1.Facilitate, Inspire Student Learning, and Creativity
2. Design and Develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
3. Model Digital Age Work and Learning
4. Promote Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
"Transforming schools into digital age places of learning requires leadership from people who can accept new challenges and embrace new opportunities. Now more than ever, the success of technology integration depends on leaders who can implement systemic reform in our schools"
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"Simply being able to use technology is no longer enough. Today's students need to be able to use technology to analyze, learn, and explore." Six Standards have been generated to assist students in advancing their digital aptitude.
Standards for Students:
1. Creativity and Innovation
2. Communication and Collaboration
3. Research and Information Fluency
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
5. Digital Citizenship
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
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It is not only an organization dedicated to just developing standards they also offer a variety of other services. One their website there is are countless resources to assist teachers, from resources such as books, podcasts and journals to educational events for members. Additionally there are a multitude of professional development tools available, from webinars, conferences, online courses, and consulting services. The ISTE is also a great organization for creating contacts and social networking, they are on twitter, Facebook, linked in, they have a wikiplace and a have Young Educators Network. Furthermore the ISTE has created its own version of Facebook called Ning, for its members, affiliated organizations, groups and educational leaders. Ning allows members to network, share and learn from and with other members only. Another website which also provides educators with support in dealing with technology is etech ohio. Their goal is to not only help teachers continue their professional development but assist instructors in obtain and effectively utilize technology in schools. They are a great resource for grants, subsidies and funding for technology.
1. Nature of Technology
2. Technology and Society Interactions
3. Technology for Productivity Applications
4. Technology and Communtication Applications
5. Technology and Information Literacy
7. Designed World
These criterion have been developed to address a wide range of digital skills broken up into three main groups computer and multimedia literacy, information literacy and technological literacy. For more info on the standards click here for a downloadable pdf.
Schools often implement AUPs (Appropriate Use Policy) to unsure students are safe and using the internet correctly. These policies are often signed by students/parents and are used to detail what is acceptable when using the internet and what is not. These documents also outline safety rules and restrictions to network access and releasing the school district of responsibility for students who choose to break those restrictions. Most schools make a point of letting students know that they have freedom on the web based on the principle notion, in which they need to take responsibility and accept any limitations pertaining to that liberty. More information on AUPS can be found here.
AUPs only go so far and their is no guarantee students are reading what they are signing as such students need to be instructed by the teacher on what is to be expected of them on the internet.
There are generally rules net users subscribe to that can be posted and taught in the class. Below are some example of a few of these rules. Clicking on the rules will directed you to more in depth information on each.
Rule 1: Remember the Human
Rule 2: Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life
Rule 3: Know where you are in cyberspace
Rule 4: Respect other people's time and bandwidth
Rule 5: Make yourself look good online
Rule 6: Share expert knowledge
Rule 7: Help keep flame wars under control
Rule 8: Respect other people's privacy
Rule 9: Don't abuse your power
Rule 10: Be forgiving of other people's mistakes
Additionally beneath is a video that educators could have students could watch before using the computers in the school.
What does this mean for Education? It means as long as students and educators are using copyrighted material for instruction in the classroom it is okay to use it. Additionally though both students and teachers need to cite sources and give credit for borrowed information as neglecting this can lead to plagiarism. Plagiarism can be avoided by giving proper citations and quotations when using other's work in your own.
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