The second area I would like to carry out is in the area to promote digital citizenship and responsibility. In order for me to truly understand and feel comfortable in this area would be to read articles and converse with my school technical support teacher. By reading articles, I would be able to learn the legal aspect of good behavior with technology. With technology forever changing, it is important to keep up to date with all of the changes to keep current on digital ethical and legal behaviors. I would also gain insight from my local school technology coordinator. He will be able to share protocols specific to the county and school in the areas of ethical and legal behaviors to promote digital citizenship and responsibility. Additional information I would need would to be to have a printout with the exact county protocols with the use of technology. I would also need to research Georgia, county, and school policies with the use of technology in order to teach my students the correct protocols in using technology. The steps I have taken so far have been to attend a workshop with the technology department as to what the students can and cannot do with technology. I was also shown examples as to how students can successfully and legally acquire resources to place in a project. With the help of the technology support staff, I can be able to successfully promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Carrying Out my GAME Plan
In order to carry out my GAME plan in the area of designing and developing digital-age learning experiences and assessments would be through trainings and literature. I would like to read articles as to how to use certain types of technologies and how to incorporate it into my math class. I would also utilize trainings to help train me in using the technology. For instance, I would like to be trained as to how to use an active board or a Mimeo that my school has. I feel I would be able to use technology to help design and develop learning experiences. I still have a sense of anxiety with some technology. I believe it is learning the unknown and wanting to use technology to the best of my ability. I will also ask colleagues that use various types of technologies and how they utilize it in the classroom. This will help me to gain insight as to how the use of technology can have an impact on student achievement. Some additional information I would need would be trainings as to how to use certain types of technology tools. I would use “how to” manuals that the school has and turn to research as to how to incorporate this technology in my class. The steps I have done thus far have been to receive a more up to date LCD projector that is more user friendly and efficient in the classroom. I have also consulted with colleagues as to how they created certain digital learning tools. I hope to consult more with colleagues to gain advice and information on certain learning tools they use.