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Topic 1: Self-Assessment

Topic 2: Self-Assessment

Topic 3: Self-Assessment

Topic 4 Self-Assessment

Topic 5: Self-Assessment

Topic 1: Standards

Topic 2: Standards

Topic 3 :Standards

Topic 4: Standards

Topic 5: Standards

National and Regional Standards for Topic 4

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.

Teachers demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts. Teachers:

  1. demonstrate introductory knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts related to technology (as described in the ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Students);
  2. demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies.

Teachers use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice. Teachers:

  1. use technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning;
  2. continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning;
  3. apply technology to increase productivity;
  4. use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning.


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