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Educational Technology
EDUC 4632- Sections 01, 02, 03
Rationale Practice

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inTASC Standards:

%20Handbook%20undergraduate%20jan2013.pdf (page 6)

Step 1: Restate the Standard

State the standard (either Standard 5 or Standard 10 for Ed. Tech.), then...
begin with To me this standard means

Standard #5: Application of Content- The teacher understands how to connect

concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking,
creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global
To me this standard means that as a future teacher, I will need to be
knowledgeable of my content area and strive to make my instruction meaningful
to all of my students by relating each idea or lesson that I teach to the rest of my
curriculum through the use of different technologies and authentic activities which
allow my students to think critically, imaginatively, and cooperatively in order to
enhance student learning and guide them in becoming lifelong learners and
eventually they will be capable and competent members of society.

Step 2: Identify your Artifact

(the Website screen shots, link, or collaborative lesson plan)
Name the artifact and describe in a short paragraph what that assignment entailed. Write a final sentence
telling the semester, year, and course in which the artifact assignment was produced.

The artifact that I created for Standard 5 is a lesson plan that a classmate and I
collaborated in making, which is meant to teach a fifth grade geometry lesson
about polygons. The lesson plan included the PASS standards, the ISTE standards,
the materials needed, our learning objectives for the students, and the procedure
or content of the lesson. The procedure of our lesson began with a bell-ringer,

during which the students used their prior knowledge of the subject to write about
geometry in their everyday lives. Then, the beginning of the lesson consisted of
the students watching a video that my classmate and I had made explaining the
characteristics of polygons. Next, the students would participate in an interactive
presentation that my classmate and I made which reviews polygons and includes
a couple polygon activities. Then, the students would use their own devices to
explore the polygon game app, iPolygon, to practice working with and
understanding polygons. Finally, the students would work in groups to make a
Polygon Family Tree. And in the future, their understanding of the lesson would
be assessed using review questions and a quiz. These steps of the interactive
lesson plan allowed the students to use different digital and interactive
technologies in order to efficiently and effectively achieve learning goals. It
engages the students in creativity and collaborative problem solving, develops the
learners communication skills, and facilitates their use of current tools and
resources to maximize learning.
I helped create this collaborative lesson plan for my artifact for Standard 5 in my
Educational Technology class in the spring of 2016.
Collaborative Lesson Plan:
Interactive Google Docs Presentation:

Step 3: Purpose of the Standard

Explain why, as a future teacher, it is important for you to have a good understanding of this standard.
Give one or two specific examples that support your reasoning. Also, consider what the standard means
for your future classroom and student achievement.

As a prospective teacher, it is important for me to have a good understanding of

standard 5 because I need to be able to create lessons that are engaging and
meaningful to my students. I will need to be cognizant of the way that children
learn and what resources they will respond to best. As a future teacher, I will
strive to give my students the guidance they will need to analyze complex
problems, apply content knowledge to the real world, use current tools and
resources for learning, engage in challenging problem solving, develop their
communication skills, expand their understanding of local and global issues, and
develop their learning literacy. It is also important for me to have a good
understanding of this standard in order to know the most effective ways to
implement technologies into my curriculum to give my students a perceptive and
authentic learning experience.

Step 4: Analysis of the Artifact

Explain why, as a future teacher, it is important for you to have a good understanding of this artifact. Give
one or two specific examples that support your reasoning. Consider what the standard means for your
future classroom and student achievement. Also, address all three of the following prompts:
Knowledge and Skills: How does your artifact meet the inTASC
standard? Describe at least two specific things you have learned that closely related to
this standard and how you will apply what you have learned in your future classroom.

Disposition (Attitude): In relation to this standard, how will you think

about and relate to your future students, colleagues, and stakeholders (or parents)

Knowledge and Skills: It is important for me to have a good understanding of this

artifact because it meets the inTASC standard of understanding how to connect
different concepts and using differing perspectives to engage my students in
analytical, imaginative, and interdependent thinking to solve problems based on
local and global issues. For example, the collaborative project that the students
will work on for part of this lesson plan, making a Polygon Family Tree will help
them to develop their social and communication skills in order to solve problems
together as a group, which engages their skills in collaboration. Also, the
interactive presentation in the lesson plan which is intended for a review of
polygons, will allow the students to engage in questioning and challenging
activities and manipulate polygons with the polygon activities Polygon Sort and
Polygon Explorer to continue to develop their understanding of the lesson, which
will engage their imaginations and creativity.
I will use student learning concepts in my future classroom to engage my students
in cooperative learning and problem solving in order to continue to ready them for
the real world, where these skills are pertinent.
Disposition: I understand that, in order to learn, students need to have a
meaningful and engaging learning experience in which they use certain skills to
solve problems. Students will be more successful in an environment where they
are interested and engaged, and I will relate to them better by utilizing different
resources to incorporate into my lesson plans that will foster their learning and
growth. I will need to be cognizant of the fact that every student learns differently,
and therefore my lessons should be taught in such a way that brings different
intelligences, perspectives, and concepts together in order to allow each student
to create a meaningful response to the lesson. In relation to my colleagues and
students parents, I can use these concepts for myself. Every problem-solving skill
which students should be learning in school is supposed to prepare them for local
and global real world issues. By collaborating with other teachers and parents
everyday, I will use my own critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving skills
to deal with real world issues in the school and community.