We’ve been using the McTighe Understanding by Design model to create a technology plan for our school. My previous post was Part 1: What teachers need to understand…
Here are the goals again:
- The implementation of technology to support inquiry and learning across all learning areas.
- The use of technology to support creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking.
- The use of technology for global connections to promote authentic learning, not limited to the classroom.
Part 2: Knowledge and Skills (Suggestions welcome, as always)
You may have read an earlier version of this in an earlier post by Linda. We’ve developed the ideas further now, considering our particular school setting.
Teachers will be able to:
- Use a range of tools to document, share, organize, create and present.
- Use word processor and presentation software tools proficiently.
- Read/use email regularly. Know how to set up a group in email.
- Use the school intranet proficiently.
- Use digital technologies as part of the information process.
- Search the internet efficiently.
- Navigate web pages.
- Be confident users of hardware and peripherals such as laptops, printers, scanners, cameras, flip cameras, iTouch/iPads.
- Use the multimedia tools that come with the interactive whiteboard. Make it a student tool as well.
- Manipulate digital images and movies.
- Understand copyright issues on the web, and make sure students are copyright aware.
- Use a wide range of web 2.0 tools to create, share, organize and present learning.
- Create a class wiki or blog and use it to support learning.
- Be able to embed images, video, and audio into a blog or wiki.
- Make global connections and collaborate with people outside the college, using tools such as Skype or Voicethread.