ERIC Number: ED414277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Linking Technology with Promising Practices To Improve Teaching and Learning.
Many of today's teachers are receiving training to perfect their technology skills. One place to begin technology integration during preservice education is at the instructional design level, focusing on student performance assessments and alignment of school curricula with state standards. The Teachers' Internet Use Guide emphasizes alignment of standards and lessons. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards, with which the Use Guide is aligned, focus on authentic student performance. Technology also offers promise for student projects. Students can use technology to complete authentic projects. However, if they use the Internet to get information, teachers must be concerned about originality and plagiarism. An alternative involves combining student products and performances, to be assessed as a portfolio item. With feedback from teachers, students progressively revise and refine their own products. This teaches them to create and edit professional material. When they complete the product, they can communicate their findings to others using presentation software. This method is important because students learn with peers in a global context rather than in isolation, producing original products and performances that are valuable to themselves and others and that lend themselves to authentic assessment. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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