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Nebraska Competencies

 

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Technology Operations and Concepts
This set of competencies and performance indicators is being revised for adoption by the Nebraska Department of Education

ISTE Standard

ISTE Indicators

Nebraska Suggested Indicators

Teachers demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts.

Teachers demonstrate introductory knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts related to technology (as described in ISTE 's Technology Standards for Students).

Teachers demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies.

 

 

 

1. Uses basic computer operations such as editing, file management, printing, email, multi-tasking, and networking.

2. Evaluates the capability of a computer system and identifies appropriate software and peripherals that are compatible with the system.

3. Operates a computer and peripherals on a network or through remote access.

4. Uses Internet applications such as telnet, Web browsers, file transfer protocol, video conferencing, Listservs and Newsgroups, E-mail, web portals, and search engines.

5. Applies basic maintenance and troubleshooting strategies for the hardware, software, and network components of the computer systems.

6. Accesses help or support resources in solving problems

7. Uses technologies to access professional interchange networks, and research databases like ERIC to access and exchange information.

8. Uses terminology related to computer and technology appropriately in written and oral communication (create glossary for this document).

9. Use synchronous and asynchronous communication technologies for classroom and extended learning situations.

10. Understands the implications of growing interdependence of technologies.

11. Teachers use productivity tools to enhance professional tasks such as correspondence, assessment, classroom materials, presentations, etc.

Teachers plan and design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology.

Teachers design developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the diverse needs of learners.

Teachers apply current research on teaching and learning with technology when planning learning environments and experiences.

Teachers identify and locate technology resources and evaluate them for accuracy and suitability.

Teachers plan for the management of technology resources within the context of learning activities.

Teachers plan strategies to manage student learning in a technology-enhanced environment.

1. Knows how to assess, select, and use a variety of hardware types to support instruction such as: computer systems; CD-ROMs; scanners; projection devices; calculators, audio/video recorders and players; DVDs, cameras, wireless PDAs, and distance education systems.

2. Knows how to assess, select, and use a variety of tool-based and content-based software to support learning.

3. Correlates the use of technology in the classroom to uses of technology in business, industry, and society.

4. Applies effective uses of broadcast instruction, audio/video conferencing, web-based instruction, and other emerging learning applications.

5. Develops customized learning materials using word processing, database, spreadsheet, hypermedia, web authoring, video, graphics, desktop publishing, and other emerging applications.

6. Applies an understanding that the characteristics of learners and the nature of the learning task influence the selection and use of technology-based instructional strategies and presentation techniques.

7. Implements various instructional technology strategies that support: 1. Interdisciplinary approaches; 2. Adjusting instruction to accommodate individual characteristics such as multiple intelligences and learning styles; 3. Enhancing human interaction; 4. Readiness, diagnostic, and achievement assessment

8. Design and manage the physical environment to facilitate the implementation of instructional technology in the teaching and learning environment.

Teachers implement curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning.

Teachers facilitate technology-enhanced experiences that address content standards and student technology standards.

Teachers use technology to support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students.

Teachers apply technology to develop students' higher order skills and creativity.

Teachers manage student learning activities in a technology-enhanced environment.

 

1. Use technology as a tool for teaching and learning.

2. Integrate technology into core curriculum areas to assist with achievement of standards.

3. Integrate the Nebraska Student Essential Learnings in Technology.

4 Model technology as a research, productivity, presentation, and communication tool.

5. Utilize instructional technologies to promote interdisciplinary approaches.

6. Differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate uses of technology in teaching and learning

7. Use technology to support cooperative and collaborative learning strategies.

8. Align appropriate technologies with teaching and learning tasks.

9. Match appropriate technologies with multiple intelligences, student learning characteristics, and learning styles.

10. Use technology to bridge social, economic, and cultural boundaries.

11. Use technology to maximize opportunities for every learner to achieve.

12. Identify and implement assistive technologies when and where appropriate.

13. Provide students with access to distance education when appropriate.

14. Deliver and/or facilitate effective learner-centered instruction using technologies.

15. Support cooperative and collaborative learning strategies.

16. Support active exploration and problem- and inquiry-based learning.

17. Extend the learning environment beyond the classroom walls (i.e. collaborative projects, scientists, researchers, virtual field trips).

18. Manage curricular resources (i.e. assessment, attendance, productivity, and communication).

19. Assist with assessment and documentation of core standards.

20. Build stronger partnerships with parents and the greater community (i.e. post lessons and grades on web).

21. Apply best teaching, learning, and assessment practices.

22. Communicate with others (i.e. fellow educators, administrators, parents, and experts).

23. Assist students in using a variety of media in developing their portfolio.

24. Teachers facilitate or deliver effective learner centered instruction using distance education technologies.

Teachers apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies.

Teachers apply technology in assessing student learning of subject matter using a variety of assessment techniques.

Teachers use technology resources to collect and analyze data, interpret results, and communicate findings to improve instructional practice and maximize student learning.

Teachers apply multiple methods of evaluation to determine students' appropriate use of technology resources for learning, communication, and productivity.

 

 

1. Teachers will demonstrate the ability to use digital portfolios to assess and report student progress. (A, C)

2. Teachers will use a student management program or an electronic grade book for record keeping. (A, B)

3. Teachers will access centrally stored student files/assignments and provide feedback electronically. (B)

4. Teachers will use multiple methods of electronic evaluation which include, but are not limited to, online assessment; evaluation of student portfolio; and authentic assessment of students through products, performances, and/or presentations. (C)

5. Teachers will use technology to collect qualitative and quantitative data to help in student evaluation. (C)

6. Teachers will use technology to track student progress in order to demonstrate proficiency of standards . (C)

7. Teachers will use technology to collect, compile, and analyze student data to adjust and improve instruction. (B)

8. Teachers will implement various assessment strategies when utilizing technology in the curriculum. (A)

9. Teachers will use technology to analyze a class’s performance and compare it to a larger set of students locally, statewide, or nationally. (A, B)

10. Teachers will use e-mail, web-based resources, databases, and other appropriate telecommunications to provide rapid feedback about performance. (A, B)

11. Teachers track student progress in order to demonstrate proficiency of standards and how utilization of technology helps achieve the standards. (C)

12. Teachers understand and apply appropriate attitudes and skills towards: the change process; ongoing training; new ideas; adapting technologies and strategies to individual and group needs; and utilization of available resources.

Teachers use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice.

Teachers use technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning

Teachers continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning.

Teachers apply technology to increase productivity.

Teachers use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning.

 

1. Teachers use multimedia, hypermedia, and telecommunications to support effective instructional activities for lessons, presentations, demonstrations and student projects. 

2. Teachers utilize computer-based technologies to access information to enhance professional productivity, conduct research and communicate through local and global networks.

3. Teachers use technology to remain current in specific disciplines.

4. Teachers will stay current in educational technologies through utilization of resources such as educational service units, Nebraska Department of Education, Internet, professional organizations, conferences, and journals.

5. Teachers utilize computers and related technologies to facilitate emerging roles of learners and educators such as creating active learners, teachers as facilitators of information, life long learners and an awareness of the impact of technology on lives and careers.

6. Teachers apply an understanding that the characteristics of learners and the nature of the learning task, influence the selection and use of technology-based instructional strategies and presentation techniques.

7. Teachers implement various assessment strategies when utilizing technology in the curriculum.

8. Teachers create and use learning activities which incorporate technology while considering the diverse needs of all students such as multiple languages and physical and learning challenges. 

9. Teachers infuse appropriate technology which supports the curriculum focus.

10. Teachers select and use various software types to support instruction such as: word processing; data base; spreadsheet; hypermedia; web authoring; simple graphics; desktop publishing; encyclopedias (CD); subject-matter software; on-line resources; and presentation and administrative software.

11. Teachers facilitate learning in individual, small and large groups using differing amounts and types of technological resources. 

12. Teachers implement various assessment strategies when utilizing technology in the curriculum to create student ownership and accountability.

13. Teachers prepare and deliver learning activities integrated into instructional units that utilize computer based technology tools.

14. Teachers use productivity tools to enhance professional tasks such as correspondence, assessment, classroom materials, presentations, etc.

15. Teachers use computers for problem solving, data collection, information management, communication, presentations, and decision making in producing surveys, technology plans, staff development activities, collegial communication, budget preparation, class schedules, and develop curriculum.

16. Teachers facilitate or deliver effective learner centered instruction using distance education technologies.

17. Teachers will identify how the utilization of technology enhances student achievement.

Teachers understand the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PreK-12 schools and apply those principles in practice.

Teachers model and teach legal and ethical practice related to technology use.

Teachers apply technology resources to enable and empower learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities.

Teachers identify and use technology resources that affirm diversity

Teachers promote safe and healthy use of technology resources.

Teachers facilitate equitable access to technology resources for all students

1. Teachers understand and practice equity, ethical, legal and human issues of computing and technology use as they relate to society.

2. Teachers model behaviors in and outside the classroom which promote ethical and legal use of technology-based resources.

3. Teachers understand and uphold current copyright laws, rights and responsibilities.

4. Teachers understand and apply appropriate attitudes and skills towards: the change process; ongoing training; new ideas; adapting technologies and strategies to individual and group needs; and utilization of available resources.

5. Teachers select technology, software, web resources and print material that reflects the diverse world.

6. Teachers design student learning activities which foster equitable, ethical, and legal use of technology by students

 

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