Descriptor: Students use technology and digital media strategically and capably.
Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and mediums and can select and use those best suited to their communication goals.Standards for Technology ImplementationReading:
#7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
#6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.#8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.Speaking and Listening:#5 Make strategic use of digital media and vidual displays of data to express informaiton and enhance understanding of presentations.#2 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.*See individual activities for more standard-specific connections to the Common Core.Activities and MaterialsIntegrates digital activities and online resources to enhance the following:-support of the lesson objectives- rigor of lesson-sustaining and motiviating students' attention-variety of thinkingMotiviating StudentsIntegrates digital activities and online resources to enhance the following:-orginization of content so that it is personally meaningful and relevant to students-learning experiences where inquiry, curiosity and exploration are valuedPresenting Instructional ContentPresentation of content most of the time includes:-visuals that establish the purpose of the lesson, preview the organization of the lesson, and include internal summaries of the lesson.ThinkingIntegrating digital activities and online resources to enhance the following types of thinking:-Practical Thinking where students use, apply, and implement what they learn in real-life scenarios.-Creative Thinking where students create, design, imagine and suppose.Problem SolvingImplements digital activities that teach and reinforce the following problem solving types:-Generating Ideas-Creating and Designing