What’s a NET…can I catch a fish with it?
PLC, PGP, CCSS, PBL….There are so many acronyms floating around that it is pretty hard to keep track of them. Most of the time I just nod my head and pretend like I know what is going on! But here is one that you should zoom in on — NETS. The NETS, or National Education Technology Standards, are desgined to help you use technology in the most sucessful and effective ways. Check out what ISTE (oh boy another acronym) has to say about the NETS.
Technology has forever changed not only what we need to learn, but the way we learn.
The NETS set a standard of excellence and best practices in learning, teaching, and leading with technology in education. The benefits of using the NETS include:
•Improving higher-order thinking skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity
•Preparing students for their future in a competitive global job market
•Designing student-centered, project-based, and online learning environments
•Guiding systemic change in our schools to create digital places of learning
•Inspiring digital age professional models for working, collaborating, and decision making
Works Cited: “Nets Standards.” Nets Standards. ISTE, n.d. Web. 18 Sept. 2013.