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EDUC 6103 ISTE Educator Standard 2.7 ISTE Educator Standard 2.7a Reflection

Choice Boards

Have you met the standard? This is a common question in education. As teachers one of our top concerns is whether or not our students have met the learning standard or achieved mastery of the learning objective. ISTE standard 2.7 is about the teacher as an analyst – using data to inform instruction and help […]

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EDUC 6103 ISTE Educator Standard 2.1 ISTE Educator Standard 2.1a ISTE Educator Standard 2.4 Reflection

Educator/Learner

I consider myself to be a lifelong learner. This means that whenever the opportunity arises, I try to learn new things and it applies equally true to professional and personal pursuits. As an educator this is vitally important to my practice because how and what we teach is constantly evolving. Andragogy refers to any form […]

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Community Engagement Project Digital Citizen EDUC 6102 ISTE Standard 1.1a ISTE Standard 1.2c ISTE Student Standard 1.2a ISTE Student Standard 1.2b ISTE Student Standards Reflection

Community Engagement Project – Curriculum Modification

A reflection on shifting the focus. The sign of a good teacher is someone who knows how to modify and adapt their curriculum to meet the needs of the students in their classroom. I teach a wonderful curriculum that uses highly integrated technology in my classroom.There are many things I love about the curriculum, such […]

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EDUC 6102 ISTE Student Standard 1.6 ISTE Student Standard 1.6a ISTE Student Standard 1.6c ISTE Student Standards Reflection

Providing Options

As consumers of media, young people are especially vulnerable to all types of advertising. One of my favorite projects that I work on with my CTE Marketing students is when we study logos, pathos and ethos, or as some like to call it, The Art of Persuasion. We begin the unit by watching cartoons that […]

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EDUC 6102 ISTE Student Standard 1.5 ISTE Student Standard 1.5c ISTE Student Standard 1.5d ISTE Student Standards Reflection

Quilt Math – Computational Thinking in Action

Computational thinking can be defined in many different ways. Some attach the use of computers and computer programming to the definition. While it is important to note, especially in our technology-filled world that computational thinking and computers are intrinsically linked, there is a simple unplugged definition. Computational thinking is the process of solving problems by […]

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EDUC 6102 ISTE Student Standard 1.3c ISTE Student Standard 1.3d ISTE Student Standards Reflection

Choosing to Flip

As a middle school career and technical education (CTE) teacher I regularly reflect about my practice and how I am effectively teaching the “T” in CTE. I teach two CTE subjects, textile arts – sewing and quilting, and marketing. My school is in a rural community where internet access outside of school is not equitable. […]

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EDUC 6102 ISTE Standard 1.1c ISTE Student Standards Reflection

Feedback Loop

Module 1 focuses on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Student Standard 1.1, the empowered learner. As an English teacher I am constantly trying to figure out how I can empower my students to take more ownership over their learning and the learning process in general.  My students are currently learning how to […]

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EDUC 6101 ISTE Coaching Standard 7 ISTE Standard 4.7b Reflection

Respect

Defining the meaning of respect is challenging. Defining the meaning of mutual respect is even more difficult. The main reason for this struggle is that the word respect is both a noun and a verb. When you Google “definition of respect” three different definitions come up for respect as a noun and one for respect […]

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EDUC 6101 ISTE Coaching Standard 7 ISTE Standard 4.7a Reflection

Transparency

Transparency, there is more than one definition for this important word. The definition that I am going to use for this article is the second definition from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary (n.d.) “the quality that makes something obvious or easy to understand.” As I was reading for our third module on social justice, I realized how […]

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EDUC 6101 ISTE 4.7c ISTE Coaching Standard 7 Reflection

Thinking Critically

What does it mean to be a critical thinker? Does a common definition actually exist? The easy answer to this question, is no. After much research on the topic, I have come to realize there is not one single commonly agreed upon definition for the term “critical thinking”.  For the purposes of this post I […]

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