Standard 2: 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.

Reflection on the Standard:

Today’s students are growing up in a digital society. When teachers design and develop digital-age learning experiences and assessments, students are more likely to connect and engage with the material. This connection with the content not only maximizes student learning, but also helps students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are necessary for success in this digital-age.

Artifact:

To illustrate this standard, I have selected a lesson that I developed for twelfth grade students who were learning about the binomial distribution. I incorporated SMART Board technology in this lesson, creating a technology-enriched learning environment. Please click on this link to view my lesson.

Explanation of Artifact in Relation to the Standard:

This lesson was designed to incorporate SMART Board technology. My lecture became interactive as I manipulated images on the SMART Board screen, ran simulations, and asked students to write on the board as well. By incorporating the SMART Board in my lesson, I created a technology-enriched learning environment that promoted student curiosity, learning, and creativity. The development of these traits ultimately led students to gain a more thorough understanding of binomial distributions.

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