I. Technology Operations and Concepts
Teachers demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations
and concepts. Teachers:
- A. demonstrate introductory knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts related to technology (as described
in the ISTE
National Education Technology Standards).
- B. demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast
of current and emerging technologies.
|A. Teachers demonstrate introductory knowledge,
skills, and understanding of concepts related to technology.
|NETS Standard I.A. Mastery
|From my very first course as part of this master's program, I have had
to demonstrate an introductory knowledge of technology. I feel that doing
so makes me more knowledgeable and more confident when working with my students and colleagues. I created
my first PowerPoint in Foundations of Educational Technology. While I no
longer have this presentation, I have had made others including the PowerPoint
presentation for a technology that we need now. I didn't actually present
at a school board meeting, but I was part of the district technology committee
which adopted digital copiers as a cost-effective alternative to the traditional
laser printers. I have students create PowerPoint
presentations, so it is necessary that I am able to do so as well. Along
with the actual PowerPoint, spreadsheets can be used. I can do simple ones
I have also made a template for a class roster. I created
this because our current grade book program
does not allow teachers to create a class list. I have shared this template
with my colleagues so that they can copy their class lists to a spreadsheet.
I have also created a sign-up
sheet for the language lab. I also take every opportunity to attend
technology in-service. I have learned how to use the digital
camera, how to make a document PDF
using the digital copier and many more. I am currently enrolled in an in-service
for updates in Microsoft Office.
|B. Teachers demonstrate continual growth
in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast
of current and emerging technologies.
|NETS Standard I.B. Mastery
|With the world of technology changing faster every day, one cannot rest
thinking they have "arrived." What works today, may not be good
enough for an ever-changing world. I have found that I need to change with
it. I have grown so much as a part of this program as well. One of the first
things I created for Foundations of Educational Technology was an online
using HTML. One of my first attempts is not a very pretty sight. However,
I have created for my online portfolio certainly shows growth. I have continued
to use my coding skills as I took Introduction to Web Development all the
way through to my Portfolio Development. My strides to better website creation
can be seen in my first website,
assignments, and my current classroom
website. My skills can also be seen in the WebQuest
I created as well as this portfolio.
Using Microsoft Publisher I created a newsletter
demonstrates my continued growth in the use of technology.
To keep abreast of current and emerging technologies, I keep in touch
with my media specialist who shares new technology with me. I am also
a member of FLAM (Foreign
Language Teachers of Missouri). When I attend their conferences, I learn
new ways to incorporate technology into a foreign language classroom.
I have also created an action research plan
which demonstrates my ability
to locate new technology resources. I have also found the Internet to be
a great resource for such technologies. These resources include: ISTE,
From Now On, and FLTeachWWW
to name a few. While taking Diffusion of Educational Technology, I found
that reading MSNBC.com
offered a wealth of information concerning new technologies. I hope to
have more time to implement the many things I have learned and created
when I am finished with my degree.