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April Chamberlain

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National Educational Technology Standards for Students


Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products or processes.
b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
c. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
d. identify trends and forecast possibilities.

Digital Storytelling using:

Podcasting - audio recordings that can be listened to online or on MP3 player. Examples - High School Biology class interviews Dr. Brady Barr, iTunes, Tony Vincent's Podcasting links
SketchUpby Google to create 3D models
Virtual Field Trips using Google Earth and Google Maps
Picasa- free photo editing
Copyright, Fair Use, Intellectual Property for Educators by Wes Fryer

Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
d. contribute to project teams to produce origianl works or solve problems.


Blogs to have conversations.

Wikis to collaborate on documents, projects, etc.
  • PB Wiki - ad free after you create it and submit for approval
  • Wikispaces - ad free immediately
  • Wetpaint - ad free after you create it and submit for approval
Google Sites - formerly Jotspot, create simple, secure websites as a meeting space for students or classroom webpage
WebConferencing using Skype - Calling Africa
Podcasting - oral presentations, class notes and more!

The Internet's largest global community of classrooms interested in connecting with others.
E-mail projectsusing Gaggle (suggested), gmail, etc.
Jott - Jott converts voice into e-mails, text messages, reminders, lists and appointments to your e-mail or a group you create.

Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate and use information.
a. plan strategies to guide inquiry.
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
d. process data and report results

"The answers to the tough questions inherent in accessing the Internet lie in the ability and willingness of adults to teach students practical and usable methods for exporing the Internet, making meaning, and gaining a proper perspectie on what they encounter there."
- Alan November, Empowering Students with Technology


Search Engines

Create your own search engine with Google, April's site
Google Alerts
Google Docs
Google Presentations

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
d. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.


Wiki7th Grade Constitution WikiThe Flat Classroom
  • PB Wiki - ad free after you create it and submit for approval
  • Wikispaces - ad free immediately
  • Wetpaint - ad free after you create it and submit for approval
Google Spreadsheet
Google Docs
Survey Monkey

Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
a. advocate and practice safe, legal and responsible use of information and technology.
b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning and productivity.
c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.


  • PB Wiki - ad free after you create it and submit for approval
  • Wikispaces - ad free immediately
  • Wetpaint - ad free after you create it and submit for approval
Ning with students / Ning for Career Tech teachers and K12 Online Conference
Posting/ Publishing to any resource

Technology Operations and Concepts

Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems and operations.
a. understnd and use technology systems.
b. select and use applications effectively and productively.
c. troubleshoot systems and applictions.
d. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.


Google Docs - documents, spreadsheets and presentations
Open Office