The focus of this blog post will be on the following standards and how this lesson has helped me to meet those standards.
Standard C: The online teacher plans, designs, and incorporates strategies to encourage active learning, application, interaction, participation, and collaboration in the online environment.
Standard D: The online teacher promotes student success through clear expectations, prompt responses, and regular feedback.
Standard E: The online teacher models, guides, and encourages legal, ethical, and safe behavior related to technology use.
Standard J: The online teacher interacts in a professional, effective manner with colleagues, parents, and other members of the community to support students’ success.
Standard K: The online teacher arranges media and content to help students and teachers transfer knowledge most effectively in the online environment.
How has the Communicate module prepared you to meet each standard listed above?
The module on Communication has helped me in many ways to understand more effective ways to communicate with all stakeholders in the digital classroom. I feel more confident that I will be able to communicate though various forms of media to help the student reach their maximum potential while keeping parents and guardians informed through the educational journey. I have also learned much more about FERPA and how to keep my students and their information safe.
Please reference each standard by providing specific examples or links from your work in Communicate.
I feel that standard C was met with the lesson on Synchronous Sessions. Through creating a lesson with the focus being on a digital synchronous class, I was able to think about how to encourage collaboration and interaction.
I feel that standard D was met best in the lesson on Ongoing Communication. This lesson gave several good ideas about how to give regular feedback while keeping the expectations clear.
I feel that standard E was met best in Communication Laws. This section focused on the legal, ethical and safe use of technology in the online classroom environment. I felt this was the most beneficial and interesting section.
Standard J was best represented in News Items. This section did a great job of providing was to keep all stakeholders informed in the most professional ways. I will definitely utilize these methods in the future.
Standard K was met in Homepages. This section was very informative on how to arrange media and make it accessible for students. I was able learn how to create a space that student can find all of the information they need in one location.
Which strategies will you take away from the Communicate module and apply to your own teaching practices?
The first strategy I will take away is the use of a news letter. I found this to be a great was to get information out to the masses with the use of simple applications. The second thing I will use is the Digital Feedback. I thought this was a fun and engaging way to encourage students.
Which lessons were most beneficial for you??
The lesson I felt was the most valuable was Communication Laws. This section was not the most enjoyable to complete, however it was the most informative. The information learned in this lesson will keep my students safe and keep me from violating any laws or rules.
My name is Kris Martinez and I blog about learning public safety.