Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S. Teachers:
a. design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity. b. develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress. c. customize and personalize learning activities to address students’ diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources. d. provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching.
Technology Standard 2 outlines learning experiences and assessments. Digital tools and resources should be used create learning experiences for students so that they may express creativity in their learning. Students should have goals and ways to assess their progress using technology. Using digital tools for assessment is a focus of this standard as well.
I weekly use online games and resources that provide feedback for the student according to the skill we are working on. I also frequently design my lessons on ActiveInspire or Powerpoint with various links to pictures, videos, or websites that relate to our content. I also find it easy to assess how students are working on individual work through Successmaker or CompassLearning.
One thing that I would like to improve upon is incorporating more research based activities such as webquests and research based activities. I am familiar with sites such as rubistar to design assessments, but I don’t use it very often. I would love to find ways to complete quick, informal assessments digitally. I just don’t know exactly how to go about it.