NETS-T Self-Assessment:


How I Feel I Measure up Against the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T)



1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity: Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments. Teachers:
YES
a. promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness.
[promoting creativity & inventiveness in my video sciecne lesson (2).]
YES
b. engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources.
[real-world subject matter involved in my technology podcast introducing culture in the early education classrooms]
NO
c. promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students' conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes.
YES
d. model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments.
[blogging and interacting with peers and collaborating ideas]


2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments: Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S. Teachers:
YES
a. design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools & resources to promote student learning & creativity.
[incorporating digital tools & resources like ones from my Web Eval & blog post 1]
YES
b. develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress.
[a technology-enriched classroom would be very easy to accomplish after the tools and advances I have picked up in this course]
YES
c. customize and personalize learning activities to address students' diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources.
[I feel confident in my ability to adapt my lessons and actvitities around students' learning differences with digital tools & resources from Web Eval sites]
NO
d. provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching.


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. Teachers:
YES
a. demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to new technologies and situations.
[I feel that I have fluency in technology tools because I can now build my own website, blog, podcast, and movie in addition to my other technology skills.]
YES
b. collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success and innovation.
[I feel confident in building a classroom website, or blog post would be a great way to keep peers, or parents, or students all in the loop throughout the school year.]
YES
c. communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital-age media and formats.
[I feel confident in communicating lectures and etc. through podcasts]
YES
d. model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use resources to support research and learning.
[research and learning supported through building a movie on appropriate subject matter or developed through the process of a web-quest]


4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility: Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices. Teachers:

YES
a. advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources.
[I do believe it is my weakness, but I am capable of leading a safe & legal use of digital technology in my classroom.]
NO
b. address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources.
YES
c. promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information.
[I demonstrated this in my blogs and first podcast.]
NO
d. develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital-age communication and collaboration tools.



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. Teachers:
NO
a. participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve student learning.
YES
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.
[I feel confident in demonstrating what I have learned in this course to my leadership team of teachers]
NO
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.
YES
d. contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession and of their school and community.
[I feel confident in my ability to renew and improve my skills in technolgoy & involve it in my class.]


I think that it is very important for all teachers, first-year teachers or veteran experienced teachers, to strive for perfection. Teachers should be experimenting with all ways to reach students in different ways, and including technological advances. NETS-T is created to help educators use technolgoy in the classroom. There are so many improvements that can be made in the classroom with the influence of technology. Students can advance with this kind of help more than what may be expected. All teachers should strive to reach each of these goals in every way possible.