Based on the NETS-T, I do not feel comfortable in the area of designing and developing digital-age learning experiences and assessments. This is where teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (International Society for Technology in Education, 2008). I would like to be able to use this indicator to be able to utilize digital-age learning experience and assessments in my math class. An action I would take to strengthen my confidence would be to research contemporary tools I could use in the classroom to maximize student learning. I would gather information needed to fit my lessons to what the students are learning that are designed around the technology. In order for this to occur, the main action that would need to take place would be how to obtain certain technologies in my classroom such as an active board or and LCD projector. I would monitor my progress by using multiple and varied assessments with the content and technology to monitor student performance as well as the efficiency of the technology I utilize. Based on digital assessments, I will be able to receive data from the assessment and I can be able to adjust my teaching based on the data to address the students’ needs and styles. In order to evaluate and extend my learning, I would ask myself if I have met my learning goals and if not, what I will do differently in the future. I will use the assessments as a summative assessment to evaluate the use digital-age learning experiences from the lesson or unit taught.
International Society for Technology in Education. (2008). National education standards for teachers (NETS-T). Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/Libraries/PDFs/NETS_for_Teachers_2008_EN.sflb.ashx