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PDLM Outline

Digital Citizenship Area: Digital Communication
Nets Standards addressed: NETS-T
3. Model Digital Age Work and Learning
Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative
professional in a global and digital society.
a. Demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to
new technologies and situations
b. Collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools
and resources to support student success and innovation
c. Communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers
using a variety of digital age media and formats
d. Model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate,
analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning
5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit
Leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the
effective use of digital tools and resources.
a. Participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of
technology to improve student learning
b. Exhibit leadership by demonstrating a vision of technology infusion, participating in
shared decision making and community building, and developing the leadership and
technology skills of others
c.

Evaluate and reflect on current research and professional practice on a regular basis to
make effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources in support of
student learning

d. Contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and selfrenewal of the teaching profession and
of their school and community
Focus Question: How does an instructor effectively utilize interactive devices to properly
communicate lesson objectives to students while elevating higher thinking?

Related Questions:
How can tablet computing and Smartboards be implemented to elevate the potential of a
modern classroom?
How to properly lead class discussion utilizing digital devices?
What are the essential techniques that must be learned in order to teach an effective lesson
using interactive devices?
How to keep the class engaged while using these devices?
How to use interactive devices to determine if students comprehend the learning objectives?

Objective:
Participants will:
1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
a. Promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness.
b. Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using
digital tools and resources.
c. Promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students'
conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes.
d. Model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students,
colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments.
Required Resources
The participants of the PDLM presentation will require the following:
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Experience web browsing with Java 2 Runtime Environment-enabled version.

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You will need to be able to access Adobe PDF files; Adobe Acrobat Reader software needed.
Students must know how to Internet-search, email, download, word-process, and copypaste (e.g., highlight text; Edit, Copy, Paste) from one application (e.g., word processor) to
another (e.g., browser text box).
No less than 266 MHz, 16MB RAM with 28.8 kbps Internet connection. Recommend faster
connection and greater computing power than what is listed for a more satisfying
experience.
Need a backup computer plan (e.g., a public or University library or laboratory, a friend's
computer, or an Internet café) in case the primary computer crashes or otherwise.

Activity Description:
1. The learner wil participate in a survey/audit to determine how effectively they use
interactive technology in their classroom

2. The learner will be presented with a presentation that will provide guidelines for proper
implementation of interactive technology in the classroom.
3. The learner will interact with their peers and the presenters utilizing web discussion tools
and reflect on the information that they have learned during the presentation. (We use the
discussion tools to gather peer reflective information, questions like "Can you think of any
other innovative ways that interactive technology an be effectively utilized?" and 'Describe
one way that interactive technology can be applied to your field/ subject matter to enhance
the learning experience")*notes*
4. The learner will be presented with an opportunity to assess their knowledge of using
interactive tools effectively by taking a short assessment to gauge what they have learned.
(We can either create a short 5 question assessment that will determine if our peers have
"mastered" our workshop, or we can just describe this, Sterling says its not required that
we make an actual assessment but she wants to at least know HOW we plan to asses that
the learners have actually benefitted from our presentation.)