|Why Do Web Publshing?
The rationale for Publishing on the Web is to connect my students to the content we are studying, to learn how to use today’s informational technology tools, to learn how to be a good citizen not just in the classroom but in our digital classroom as well. We must learn what we say and how we say things need to be under the same guidelines of our classroom as we speak face-to-face or if we make comments on a learning post on Edmodo or in a KidBlog. These activities are essential in learning how to be good, effective citizens in today’s digital world.
ISTE Standard #2 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.
ISTE Standard #5 Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
ISTE Standard #6 Technology operations and concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems and operations
a. Understand and use technology
2. How can online curriculum enhance learning?
21st Century Skills
Mastery of key subjects and 21st century themes is essential to student success. Key subjects include English, reading or language arts, world languages, arts, mathematics, economics, science, geography, history, government and civics.
In addition, schools must promote an understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into key subjects:
• Global Awareness
• Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy
• Civic Literacy
• Health Literacy
• Environmental Literacy
Learning and Innovation Skills
Learning and innovation skills are what separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in today’s world and those who are not. They include:
• Creativity and Innovation
• Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Information, Media and Technology Skills
Today, we live in a technology and media-driven environment, marked by access to an abundance of information, rapid changes in technology tools and the ability to collaborate and make individual contributions on an unprecedented scale. Effective citizens and workers must be able to exhibit a range of functional and critical thinking skills, such as:
• Information Literacy
• Media Literacy
• ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) Literacy
Life and Career Skills
Today’s students need to develop thinking skills, content knowledge, and social and emotional competencies to navigate complex life and work environments. P21’s essential Life and Career Skills include:
• Flexibility and Adaptability
• Initiative and Self-Direction
• Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
• Productivity and Accountability
• Leadership and Responsibility
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