This reflection is focused on the following standards:
Standard B: The online teacher understands and is able to use a range of technologies, both existing and emerging, that effectively support student learning and engagement in the online environment.
Standard I: The online teacher demonstrates competency in using data from assessments and other data sources to modify content and to guide student learning.
Standard K: The online teacher arranges media and content to help students and teachers transfer knowledge most effectively in the online environment.
Reflecting on how this module has helped me meet these standards is the focus of this blog. This lesson helped me to meet Standard B by forcing me to explore more LMS that I would not have looked at before. I can truly say now that not all LMS are equal. I am more familiar with what applications work and more importantly which applications do not work. I have found myself talking to colleagues that were unaware of what programs were out there and even having them start their own investigation. This lesson helped me with Standard I by reevaluating how I am collecting data and how that data is being used to guide student learning. It is easy to fall into a routine and forget there are more assessment strategies that will help teachers to implement differentiation in teaching methods through proper assessment. The lesson helped me to meet Standard K by having me look at new media options. Before this lesson, I had never used a screen capture and shared information with students. This lesson gave me the tools necessary to be more effective in the online classroom.
My name is Kris Martinez and I blog about learning public safety.