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ISTE Standard 3

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3. Digital age learning environments

Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students.

a. Model effective classroom management and collaborative learning strategies to maximize teacher and student use of digital tools and resources and access to technology-rich learning environments

The link below, connects to a lesson that is based on the beginning chapters of a unit on Early Civilizations. I chose history because it was what I completed my undergraduate degree in. This paper shows how it aligns with given standards and how the lesson can be assigned and in what order. I fell this is an effective way to represent this data for an updated lesson.

b. Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments

The link below, connects to a list of tools that are useful for educators to use for literacy. They can be used for more then only literacy but that is to the teachers discretion. I feel that giving teachers free reign to complete lessons allows them to find new ways to use technology as I have.

c. Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning as well as expand opportunities and choices for online professional development for teachers and administrators

The link below, connects to a lesson that is set up to train instructors on how to use the website Blogger.com. This website allows teachers and students to post blogs for free. When creating lessons it is important to be able to post them so that students can take them. In this way students have easy access to their lessons that have little to no limitations. 

d. Select, evaluate, and facilitate the use of adaptive and assistive technologies to support student learning

The link below, connects to a write up of using iPads as an adaptive technology. Apple products were at the forefront of the technology coming out for home use and assistance technologies. Given that all educators and students learn in different ways, it can be especially difficult if  you do not have a voice to speak with or the motor skills to type your thoughts. This paper illustrates how iPads can be used effectively to cover such topics.

e. Troubleshoot basic software, hardware, and connectivity problems common in digital learning environments

The link below, connects to a video explaining how I went about using a new technology, installing the program, installing the device and conducting an experiment with it. Being able to do those three things is paramount to the future educator. Educators will be expected to be able to know this information as the technology around us grows. This Link is to show how easy it can be and what success and failures I had while installing and working with the program stated.

f. Collaborate with teachers and administrators to select and evaluate digital tools and resources that enhance teaching and learning and are compatible with the school technology infrastructure

The link below, connects to a write up of  integrating technology into the classroom in a setting that has not had as much of it in the past. The lessons and information in the paper showed how students and teachers were able to benefit from the skills shown.

g. Use digital communication and collaboration tools to communicate locally and globally with students, parents, peers, and the larger community

The links below, connect to Documents in Google Drive that explore students making their own game with a basis in cultural norms. This can be done after watching an episode of the attached video and completing the game with peers after research is conducted.

Charles Lynch [ Instructional Technology ]