Friday, October 24, 2008

Helpful Documents for Innovative Educators

Here is a list of documents for innovative educators interested in 21st Century teaching, learning, and leading. These are documents that may be of interest to individuals as well as educators who work with others in developing 2.0 learning.

Documents for Innovative Educators

School 2.0 Transformation Toolkit
The Transformation Tools are designed to provide individual schools and school districts with a menu of meeting facilitation techniques, templates, and activities that enable the broad range of stakeholders – students, teachers, principals, chief technology officers, parents, community members, and policymakers--to engage in conversations that support strategic planning for education and technology.

School 2.0 Learning Ecosystem Map
The Learning Ecosystem is at the heart of the conversation about the future of schooling and the goal of School 2.0. This is where teaching, learning, instruction and assessment take place and where school management, planning, staffing, and design come together to create the next generation of schooling. In School 2.0, the learning ecosystem includes not just a school building, but also the combination of home, school, and community that collaborate to bring the wider world into day-to-day instruction and provide a rich array of learning opportunities.

Bandwidth Planner Calculator
The Bandwidth Planner is intended to help school principals and district CTOs plan their bandwidth needs, demystify bandwidth for nontechnical educators, and bridge the knowledge gap between educators and technologists to improve strategic technology planning.

School 2.0 Reflection Tool
The Reflection Tool presents questions that are designed to help you reflect on your skills in technology integration and to identify areas for growth.
School Principal Questionnaire

Technology Coordinator/CTO Questionnaire

Description of Technology Literate Students
A description of technology literate students at key developmental points in their precollege education from ISTE. Here you will find the NETS-Students profiles which highlight a few important types of learning activities in which students might engage as the standards are implemented.

National Educational Technology Standards
ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) have served as a roadmap since 1998 for improved teaching and learning by educators. ISTE standards for students, teachers, and administrators help to measure proficiency and set aspirational goals for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to succeed in today’s Digital Age.

NETS for Students 2007

NETS for Teachers 2008

NETS for Administrators 2002

National Standards for Technology in Teacher Preparation
To meet the growing need for highly qualified educational technologists, ISTE has worked with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) to develop a set of performance assessment standards for initial and advanced endorsements in the areas of Technology Facilitation and Technology Leadership.
Technology Leadership Standards

Technology Facilitator Standards
Secondary Computer Science Education Standards

Information Communication Technology Literacy Maps

In collaboration with several content area organizations, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills developed a series of ICT Literacy Maps illustrating the intersection between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy and core academic subjects including English, mathematics, science and social studies (civics/government, geography, economics, history). The maps enable educators to gain concrete examples of how ICT Literacy can be integrated into core subjects, while making the teaching and learning of core subjects more relevant to the demands of the 21st century.


Download the English ICT Literacy Map:

Download the Geography ICT Literacy Map

Download the Math ICT Literacy Map:

Download the Science ICT Literacy Map:

Download the Social Studies ICT Literacy Map

Writing a Technology Plan
It is important to think about what you are trying to accomplish. Begin by planning. Channel 13 has put together a template called Writing a Technology Plan that is a great start.

Documents Used in Tech-Rich NYC DOE Classrooms

Technology Infused Non-Fiction Writing Unit
This writing unit contains diverse ways to integrate technology into non-fiction writing.

Technology-Rich Classroom Visitation Rubric
This rubric was created to help educators and administrators determine how well 21st Century skills are being used in the classroom.

Technology Integration Plan
This is a planning document coaches can use with teachers to determine how teaching practices can be enhanced with technology.

Family Guide to the Internet
Internet Safety Guide for Families from the New York City Department of Education.

Internet Acceptable Use Policy
The New York City Department of Education’s rules for Internet Acceptable Use.

Unblock/Block Websites
Unblock or block websites. Accessible only through the NYC DOE intranet and can only be activated from an administrative line.


Filter Lookup
Allows you to determine if a website is blocked by the web filter. Enter the URL for the website you would like to research in the “Enter URL” field. Click the Submit button. In the “Disposition” field of the form it will now inform you if it is blocked or not.

Interactive Whiteboards (SmartBoards)
Lesson Activity Toolkit Supplements "Essentials for Educators"

I invite you to add to this list at TIE's Helpful Docs.


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