Hi! I'm Mr. Thomas. Today we're going to learn about the first step of the ISTE Standards - Empowered Learners!
This step is where students use technology to be an active participant in their learning by demonstrating competency in their learning goals and are informed by the learning sciences!
This standard is very important to my teaching philosophy because I feel that it can carry into every aspect of life! Technology can really help learners of all ages engage in what they are learning.
One of my favorite ways to implement this is by having students submit a Word document about how they will use technology to achieve their learning goals! I also like to have students give each other feedback on their finished projects!
The feedback aspect is exactly like working at a job. Students can take the feedback they are given and use it to make their next project even better!