Ptasienski 1 Lindsay Ptasienski Reflective Statement Artifact: List of Interactive Websites Core Technology Standard 8 – Information Literacy Skills

The competent teacher will develop information literacy skills to be able to access, evaluate, and use information to improve teaching and learning. 8A. Knowledge Indicator - The competent teacher understands how to access, evaluate, and use information to improve teaching and learning. 8D. structures instruction and designs learning tasks and assignments to reflect higherlevel thinking skills. 8E. structures and/or facilitates cooperative learning groups as part of students' tasks and assignments. 1. Fully state the standard in bold text. Then write a paragraph explaining your knowledge and understanding of the standard—put the standard into your own words. This standard is about how I, as a teacher, will be able to research and access both information and resources for the enrichment of my teaching. I can use the resources at my fingertips to better my students’ education. I can evaluate my students’ learning and develop assignments and tasks to encourage higher-level thinking skills. This standard is about how I will be a selfreflective and student-centered teacher, who understands how to access information to improve my teaching as well as my students’ learning. 2. Explain how the artifact you chose demonstrates your understanding and application of the standard.

The artifact that I chose demonstrates my understanding and application of the standard because it displays my ability to search for and find resources that will be beneficial for the betterment of my students’ learning. This list of resources is one that I can draw from in my future classroom to deepen my students’ understanding and enrich their learning in every subject area. This artifact also shows that depending on what level of learning my students are at, I can use these technological resources as enrichment or reinforcement. They are versital applications that are beneficial to every student.

Ptasienski 2 3. A If the artifact has been used in your practice, reflect on how your teaching will change in the future to further meet the standard. 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. Some of the websites included in this list have been used in my practice within the classroom. By incorporating both technology and educational activities in the classroom, the students become more willing and excited to participate and to develop while playing. I think that as I continue utilizing these resources in the future, I will be more intentional about being sure that each student has structured time using it. Right now, the resources are used as center time and computer lab time, but I will be sure to evaluate where the students need growth, and then assign them an activity that will specifically aide them in their area of trouble, or enrich them in their area of strength. 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. I believe that as a result of creating this list, I am more prepared to provide my students with an exciting way to better their education experience. With a classroom of students who have extremely diverse strengths and weaknesses, I must be prepared to provide for those divers needs with fun and interesting ways. With a society that is becoming technology-dependent, I can best reach my students through that means. By having a resource file of websites that the students can use, I have really set myself up for being more prepared when my students do need extra support and need to be motivated in a way that excites them. As a result of meeting this standard, I am more prepared to teach and learn in a diverse society.

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