YouTube Video: Did You Know 2.0?
Eye-opening statistics, thought-provoking questions and an invitation to join a conversation about how and why 21st century skills and technology should be infused in the planning and design of learning for contemporary students.
Consider these questions to ponder after watching the video.
Follow at least two of the links to educational bloggers to see what they are saying.
ISTE NETS-S and NETS-T
Download the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for both students and teachers from The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) website. Familiarize yourself with both sets of standards, and bring both of these documents to lecture either printed or on your laptop.
Planning for Instruction
Visit each of the 8 areas of this guide to the systematic design of instruction for K-12 learners. Begin with the first section, Why Plan? (listen to the teacher testimonials), then continue to familiarize yourself with the remaining seven setions in order of their appearance. This site is an important resource for your first big assignment, the thematic unit description paper.