Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning
One idea is to have student get in groups of 4-5, as a group they will choose a real world issue (domestic or foreign). As a group they will do research on the issue they choose. The group will have to goals, part of the group will focus on what he problem is and the other half will try to find a solution based off a research from other countries or scenarios. Then the will collaborate as a group to come up with a powerpoint or video presentation to share with the class. This will give them the opportunity to reflect on real world issues and create idea for solution with innovative thinking.
Design & develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
During assignments students can have a window open to ask questions and share ideas at a site called TodaysMeet. Here students can ask questions with out having to speak in front of the whole class which might help with the students who hold back questions. This also allows other students to answer them and explain things in another way on their level which I might not be able to do. All of this happens in real time too. So students do not fall behind.( Helpful Technology for the Classroom )
Model Digital Age Work and Learning
Before assignments involving technology I will show student effective way to use and search for information so everyone starts at the same knowledge level. I will try to have time for parents to come in throughout the school year a few times so they are also able to understand and assist students if needed at home.
Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
With technology comes responsibility I will try to show students the importance of monitoring their behavior on the internet for their own safety and that of others. I will model the correct and incorrect way to use the computer so students fully understand the difference.
Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
As a teacher I will make it my responsibility to constantly stay up to date on the new technology to make sure my classroom is always using the best methods to help students learn and grow.