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English Only Debate Essay

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EDU 225 Instructional Technology
Benchmark Assessment and Rubric
Targeted Essential Learning
Students study and utilize a variety of technologies such as computer software and hardware and will develop a personal technology philosophy and classroom technology plan designed to enhance and shape their teaching skills and knowledge to better utilize emerging technology. (APTS 3, INTASC 6)

Assessment Tool Selected
1) Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan
2) Reflection Essay
Specific Performance/Task(s)
Select and implement appropriate technology and resources. (APTS 3.11)
Select and use research-based strategies to engage learners. (APTS 3.12)
Relevancy of Task to Teacher ...view middle of the document...

1) Conduct an initial brainstorm for the Mission and Vision Statement for the Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan (Benchmark Assessment), which is due in Module 7.
2) Create a Mission and Vision Statement for the Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan.
3) Using the Mission and Vision Statement, you will be able to construct a skeletal framework of your Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan.
4) Support your rationale with evidence from the required readings, and from three to five peer-reviewed articles from the GCU eLibrary.
5) While GCU style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
6) The instructor will provide commentary on your draft, which you will then use as a basis for revising this section. The revised section will then become part of the complete Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan (Benchmark Assessment), due in Module 7. Refer to the rubric portion of this resource (below) for grading criteria for this assignment.
7) The draft of this section is due by the end of Module 2.

* Section Two: Communications Plan
How can technology be used to communicate in a classroom setting? Consider communication and collaboration with students, parents, the community, and the global community.

1) Develop a 500-750 word essay, drafting your Communications Plan for your first year of teaching, detailing how you will communicate with all engaged groups in the educational community. Items you may consider incorporating into the plan include:
a) A class Web site
b) Emergency contact list
c) Alternative methods of communications
d) Critical communications links
e) e-mail
f) VOIP
g) Student Web sites
h) Partnerships with other schools
i) e-pals
j) Others
2) How will you address Internet security and safety in this plan?
3) Support your choices with evidence from your required readings, and three to five peer-reviewed articles from the GCU eLibrary.
4) Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
5) The instructor will provide commentary on your draft, which you will then use as a basis for revising this section. The revised section will then become part of the complete Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan (Benchmark Assessment), due in Module 7. Refer to the rubric portion of this resource (below) for grading criteria for this assignment.
6) The draft of this section is due by the end of Module 3.

* Section Three: Integrating Instructional Technology
1) Utilize the assigned readings for this module to peruse samples of integrated lessons using technology.
2) Write a...

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