Following are ideas for incorporating technology tools for implementing ISTE Standards for Students.
Creativity and Innovation
- Collaboration: Students brainstorm for Ideation using a virtual sticky note board such as Padlet or 3M’s Post It Plus.
- Publishing: Students use 3D Creation tools such as Sketch Up or Tinkercad to develop prototype models. Students use digital storytelling tools or such as Animoto, WeVideo , GoAnimate for Schools , Lego Movie Maker , Zooburst, Storybird, or comic creation portals such as Pixton and Make Beliefs Comix to create original interpretations of disciplinary understandings or expressive narratives.
Communication and Collaboration
- Communication: Students participate in expert interviews via video conferencing tools such as Skype or Google Hangouts or virtual field trips via the Digital Human Library or Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program.
- Collaboration: Students use Edmodo or Wikispaces to collaborate on projects with students from other places and cultures
- Publishing: Students use blogging platforms such as kidblog, edublogs or blogger to share their thoughts, ideas and reflections.
Research and Information Fluency:
- Communication: Students use Flipgrid (video) or Vocaroo (audio) to record reflections throughout the research process
- Collaboration: Students collaboratively annotate documents and /or create a collaborative resource list using diigo, Ref Me, or Noodle Tools. Students use a collaborative mind mapping tool such as Lucid Chart to organize questions or found information.
- Publishing: Students publish evaluated and annotated resources to a public curation site such as: Scoop It, Pearltrees or Pinterest.
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making:
- Communication: Students present arguments for possible favored solutions to a challenge or problem via Voicethread or Flipgrid.
- Collaboration: Students use a collaborative mind mapping tool such as Lucidchart or shared action list using Trello to manage and organize processes.
- Publishing: Students publish research results using infographic creation tools such as: Easely, Pictochart or Canva.
- Communication: After sharing a questioned digital citizenship incident or situation, students participate in a discussion via Todays Meet regarding thoughts, reactions and possible solutions.
- Collaboration: Students use a digital storytelling tool such as Go Animate for Schools to collaboratively demonstrate a possible solution to a shared digital citizenship issue.
- Publishing: Students locate, upload and cite free use media resources in blog posts or video creations.
Technology Operations and Concepts:
- Communication: Students review possible technological tools and share thoughts on ease of use, possibilities for use and recommendations.
- Collaboration: Students work together to figure out how to use a new tool.
- Publishing: Students create and publish screencast or video tutorials, using Explain Everything or Screencastify, or Powtoons showing others how to use a particular tool or to explain concepts such as “cloud computing” or “URL protocol”.
International Society for Technology Education, 2007. ISTE Standards for Students. Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/standards/ISTE-standards/standards-for-students
Schiano, D. Always Interested Library and Info Center Retrieved from www.alwasyinterested.nett/free-use-media.html