Create Reflection

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iNacol, the International Association for Online Learning, publishes Standards for Quality Online Teaching.

Standard B: The online teacher understands and is able to use a range of technologies, both existing and emerging, that effectively support student learning and engagement in the online environment

Standard C: The online teacher plans, designs, and incorporates strategies to encourage active learning, application, interaction, participation, and collaboration in the online environment.

Standard E: The online teacher models, guides, and encourages legal, ethical, and safe behavior related to technology use.

Standard K: The online teacher arranges media and content to help students and teachers transfer knowledge most effectively in the online environment.

This Create module prepared me to meet every standard listed above. For example, I understand and I am able to use a range of web 2.0 tools, both existing and emerging, that effectively support student learning and engagement in the online environment as shown in my posts for Building Portable Learning Objects found at https://andreajahall.edublogs.org/2016/11/10/create-4-build-portable-learning-objects/ as well as in my Using Web 2.0 Tools to Differentiate Teacher Instruction post found at http://andreajahall.edublogs.org/2016/09/28/create-2-1-2-using-web-2-0-tools-to-differentiate-teacher-instruction-quest/ (Standard B).

I learned how to plan, designs, and incorporates strategies to encourage active learning, application, interaction, participation, and collaboration in the online environment (Standard C) as shown in my post http://andreajahall.edublogs.org/2016/08/24/create-1-1-2-creating-a-content-map-quest/ in which I planned a lesson by creating a content map as well as in the Using Web 2.0 Tools to Differentiate Teacher Instruction post found at https://andreajahall.edublogs.org/2016/09/28/create-2-1-2-using-web-2-0-tools-to-differentiate-teacher-instruction-quest/ .

I learned about legal, ethical and safe behavior related to technology and how to model, guide and encourage it as shown in this post https://andreajahall.edublogs.org/2016/09/30/create-3-1-2-fair-use-and-the-teach-act-quest/ (Standard E)

Finally, I learned how to arrange media and content to help students and teachers transfer knowledge most effectively in the online environment (Standard K) as shown in the following posts:

The lessons that were most beneficial for me were the lessons where I got to explore the Web 2.0 tools.  I loved the Learning Object Authoring Tools lesson as well.  I will use a lot of the resources I found in the locating resources lesson to help my students in math.  One strategy I will take away from the Create module that I will apply to my teaching is to differentiate assessment.  There are so many new tools students can use to make sure their learning is authentic.  I will strive to integrate that into my classroom.

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