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Illinois Technology Standard #2

Illinois Technology Standard #2

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Published by: Kelly Ann on May 07, 2011
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TECHNOLOGY STANDARD 2- Personal and Professional Use of Technology:
 
Thecompetent teacher will apply tools for enhancing personal professional growth andproductivity; will use technology in communicating, collaborating, conducting research,and
 
solving problems and will promote equitable, ethical, and legal use of computer/technology
 
resources.
1.
Fully state the standard in bold text. Then write a paragraph explaining your knowledge and understanding of that standard—put the standard into your own words.
I think that this standard wants me to recognize the importance of utilizing technology toenhance my communication, collaborating, and problem-solving in the classroom. By usingtechnology to improve my professional growth and productivity in the classroom, I will be ableto more effectively make use of my planning and instruction for my classroom. Usingtechnology for and in the classroom will not only be beneficial to me, but also to my students,parents, and colleagues to help them recognize how powerful and useful technology can be interms of providing a more positive classroom environment and learning strategies.2.
 Explain how the artifact you chose demonstrates your understanding and application of thestandard.
The artifact I chose is a model classroom schedule and rationale as to why I planned eachlesson/activity of the day and week at the particular times. It shows how I will be able to planmy instruction around prescheduled activities set by the school in a way that adequately
 
incorporates all subject areas at the most effective times throughout the day and week. Throughmy use of this program; EXCEL, I am able to demonstrate my knowledge of this piece of technology and show one way that it can be valuable in presenting information in a clear andconcise way, that is easy for the teacher, colleagues, parents, and students are able to read andunderstand.3.
 B. If the artifact has not been used in your practice, i.e., a class assignment, reflect upon how your teaching will be impacted by the assignment.
While I have not been able to follow and test the classroom schedule I created in my ownclassroom, I certainly plan on creating a similar version for future classroom. I think a structuredand organized schedule is good for teachers, students, and parents. It allows teachers to trulyreflect upon when the most appropriate time to conduct certain types of instruction in terms of keeping the students’ focused. It is also good for both the students and parents to help them viewthe classroom environment as a structured and orderly place apt to learning and by makingparents feel more apart of the classroom environment.4.
Conclude with a paragraph discussing how you are more prepared to Teach and Learn in a Diverse Society as a result of satisfactorily meeting the standard.
Designing a model classroom schedule will better prepare me to teach and learn in adiverse society, as it requires me to reflect on how I am going to accommodate and teach allstudents equally. By planning the most appropriate times to teach each subject throughout theday and week, I also had to take into consideration when those students who are pulled out of the

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