Standard 3: Model Digital-Age Work and Learning

Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. Teachers:

a. demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to new technologies and situations.

b. collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success and
innovation.

c. communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital-age media
and formats.

d. model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to
support research and learning.

Reflection on the Standard:

Today we live in a global and digital society. There are many ideas, skills, and processes that must be learned in order to be successful in such a society. Accordingly, teachers must be on the cutting edge of innovation, constantly learning about and working with the vast and growing number of technologies. Only with this technological experience will teachers be able to adequately prepare their students for life in this global and digital society.

Artifact:

Because of my many experiences with a broad variety technologies, the artifact that I have chosen to illustrate this standard is anecdotal. During my pre-service teacher training, I have been exposed to and have become proficient with many different technologies. These technologies include Podcasts, Google Sites, Google Docs, iMovie, Garage Band, SMART Boards, WordPress, Wiki Sites, and EtherPad.

Explanation of Artifact in Relation to the Standard:

My fluency with these technology systems has allowed me to transfer my current knowledge to new technologies. For example, my personal philosophy of education was originally a word-processed document. Using Garage Band, I was able to transform my philosophy of education into a Podcast, making it more exciting, engaging, and accessible. Additionally, with my knowledge of Wiki Sites, I was able to create this e-portfolio, which is more exciting, engaging, and accessible than a traditional portfolio. Another technology that I have had extensive experience with is blogging. I have used blogging as a means of personal reflection, communication, and collaboration with my fellow pre-service teachers. The technologies that I have used such as Garage Band, Podcasting, and blogging have provided me with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional teacher in a global and digital society.

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