NETS-T Standard 2: Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S. Teachers:
a. design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity. b. develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress. c. customize and personalize learning activities to address students’ diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources. d. provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching.
Summary: This standard reminds teachers of the importance of developing a digital-age environment where digital tools and resources are incorporated to promote learning and creativity. By having a technology rich environment, students can be held accountable by actively participating in their own learning. Teachers need to continually customize activities to address different demographics, learning modalities, and abilities. Teachers will also need to provide students with multiple opportunities for success in the classroom.
Strengths: My strength for this standard would be my ability to differentiate learning activities to address the different styles, strategies, and abilities of my students using digital tools and resources. Because of the diverse populations at my school, I am constantly doing this without even being aware that it is happening.
Weaknesses: My weakness in this standard would be that I do always have a classroom that encourages all students to pursue their individual curiosities in a digital setting. I feel that my fear of “breaking something” inhibits me from giving my students enough opportunities to become comfortable in a digital setting. I am going to make it my goal to resolve this fear in the coming school year