I am currently working on a technology grant for the district. One of the requirements for the grant is to plan for the integration of technology into the curriculum. While researching best practices for curriculum delivery via technology I have become reacquainted with the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards or NETS. I blogged last week about the NETS for students. This week I am going to start a series of blogs discussing NETS for teachers. Although ISTE is currently revising the NETS for teachers, I think it is important for us to be aware of them and discuss their meaning for us and how we are approaching the use of technology in our building. I believe that teachers are the most important variable in the student engagement equation. We as educators must do all we can to use the tools at our disposal challenge and inspire our students!
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