National and Regional Standards for Topic
ICT as a personal productivity tool in a teacher's
professional work and career.
Almost all teachers feel that there is not enough time to
do all the things that they want to do to help their
students learn and to develop their own professional
careers. Thus, they are open to ways to save time and to
make themselves more productive.
A number of the ideas covered in the Self Assessment for
Topic 4 were developed by preservice teachers in courses
being taught by David Moursund. However, these ideas have
been developed by many other inservice teachers, and many
teachers make use of these ideas.
The International Society
for Technology in Education (ISTE) is this county's
major professional society working in the field of
Information and Communication Technology in precollege
education and teacher education. It was established in 1979
by David Moursund, and its National Headquarters are located
in Eugene, Oregon.
ISTE has developed:
The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for
Teachers is broken into six major components.
Click here to access a list of the six components. Two
of the components are particularly relevant to Topic 4: ICT
as a personal productivity tool in a teacher's professional
work and career. See 1B and all of 5 given below.
1. TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS.
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 the ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Students);
- demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies.
5. PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Teachers use technology to enhance their productivity and
professional practice. Teachers:
- use technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning;
- continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning;
- apply technology to increase productivity;
- use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning.