Technology-Enhanced Unit: Curated Toolkit and Unit Design

Using a unit of content from your own teaching practice, curate a toolkit of resources (including
both content resources and technology tools resources). Design a unit of instruction
incorporating those resources. Link the curated resources to your e-portfolio and reflect about the
results of your instruction on your practicum blog. There is no requirement for how extensive
this unit should be but it should extend over multiple days and reflect a thoughtful and creative
use of technology. This is your chance to refresh/renew/re-envision your own instruction based
on the knowledge and skills you’ve developed in your program.
Components:
Curated Toolkit—Use your choice of one or more curation tools (scoop.it, list.ly, blendspace)
Part One: Technology tool resources
Part Two: Content-focused resources
Unit Design—This must be based on your current teaching responsibilities. The unit length is
your choice but this must be more than one single instructional session.
Reflection—Included on your practicum blog

You will NOT submit your curated toolkit and unit design as an assignment to
be graded separately. Embed appropriate artifacts on your e-portfolio and
reflect on the design and implementation of your unit on your practicum blog.
Follow the performance expectation guidelines below to ensure that you have
met the requirements for this required practicum activity.

 

 
 

 

Curated Toolkit

Unit Design

 

Technology Enhanced Instruction Performance Guidelines
Standards
IT-­‐PSC  6.0100,  SLO-­‐IT  
#1  d,  C.1,  InTASC  #9  

Acceptable
Technology tools
resources and content
area resources are
clearly identified and
organized.

IT-­‐PSC  5.0100,  IT-­‐PSC   Unit plan is based on
identified research
5.0200,  InTASC  #7,  
SLO-­‐IT  #1  a,  SLO-­‐IT  #2   and best practices.
Appropriate

Target
Technology tools
resources and content
area resources are
clearly identified and
organized.
More than one
curation tool used.
Unit plan
demonstrates clear
understanding of
cutting-edge research

Score

 

Use of Technology

Reflection

 

 

a,  SLO-­‐IT  #4  d,  C.1,  
C.2,  C.3  

adaptations are made
for needs of learners.
Appropriate
assessments (product
and process) are
included.

IT-­‐PSC  5.0100,  IT-­‐PSC  
5.0200,  InTASC  #7,  
SLO-­‐IT  #1  a,  SLO-­‐IT  #2  
a,  SLO-­‐IT  #4  d,  C.1,  
C.2,  C.3  
IT-­‐PSC  6.0200,  SLO-­‐IT  
#3  d,  C.4  

Unit plan uses
technology tools
reflectively and
creatively.
Reflection is complete
(covering all aspects
of the assignment)
and addresses the
impact of technology
tools on student
learning.

and best practices.
Appropriate
adaptations are made
for needs of learners.
Appropriate
assessments of
product and process
using multiple
measures are
included.
Unit plan uses
technology tools
reflectively and
creatively.
Reflection is complete
(covering all aspects
of the assignment)
and addresses the
impact of technology
tools on student
learning.
Reflection addresses
“the big picture” of
transformational
instructional practices
and refers to relevant
literature and other
resources.