Starting with ISTE standard #1 Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity, this standard promotes open-eneded questions and encourages creativity. In my classroom I would engage my students in meaningful discussions about current events with technology. Using a class blog or website would be a great idea to get students involved. By using a weblog this can bring innovation to the classroom. It allows students to explore their own interest while engaging and collaborating with other students. I found this website called http://kidslikeblogs.org that shows just how powerful blogging in the classroom can be.
http://youtu.be/OTToERnTKB4 -Elementary Student Blogs: Innovative Classroom Technology
http://youtu.be/PfJETK3am1M -Top 10 reasons to use a blog in the classroom
ISTE standard #2 Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments, this standard is all about how teachers develop and promote technology to flourish in the classroom. As a future teacher I wouldn’t just use the computer I would engage students by using a smart board or Skype. There are so many apps and digital teaching strategies you can use to further your knowledge http://www.westada.org/Page/2095. Skype is a great way to communicate with other colleagues. Also I would have students come up with ways to deliver lessons based what we are learning in class by using digital devices. Then students can give feedback at the end of each lesson that is presented.
ISTE standard #3 Model digital age work and learning, this standard is about the teacher demonstrating, motivating, modeling, and collaborating with the students. For this standard I would design an online classroom for students and parents. This would allow everyone to collaborate online if they have any questions or comments. I would provide helpful links for homework and grades as well as updates and reminders so students and parents are all up to date with content that is covered in class. I feel that it is extremely important to not only motivate your students learning process but to inform and engage their parents as well. Everyone must collaborate to have a successful learning environment.
ISTE standard #4 Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility, This standard talks about promoting safe and ethical ways to use technology responsibly. This is such an important standard because there needs to be rules that goes along with using technology in the classroom. I would design a class lesson that informs students about using technology in a responsible manner. I would include copy right laws and digital etiquette in my lesson. At the end I would give a written copy about the rules and have them take it home to review with their parents and sign. http://www.visd.com/policy/StudentHandbook/ImportantDocs_TechAgreement.pdf
ISTE standard #5 Engage in professional growth and leadership, This standard states that “learning never ends.” It is important as an educator to always engage in profession growth. I would attend conferences and peer meetings to further my education. I would also use social media sites such as Pinterest to learn about new teaching strategies and tools to use in the classroom. As a future educator I hope to grow and gain new knowledge. I also hope to educate and inspire my peers.