West Oakland Module 5

ISTE Standards - WOMS Feb. 18, 2015

Objectives: Teachers will:

  • Become familiar with ISTE standards and make the connection between ISTE and Common Core State Standards.
  • Create/revise a lesson to incorporate some of the standards in a more student-centered approach.
  • Become familiar with tools that support ISTE standards and Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.



Activity: ISTE student standards

  1. The facilitator hands out the ISTE student standards to each participant

  2. Pick out two-one already doing and one they would like to be doing

  3. Participants watch the video and highlight which skills the students demonstrate in the video

  4. Tea Party Debrief

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Activity: How the teachers currently promote each ISTE standard:

  1. Please sit with department members.

  2. Using the Google three-column document, record how you currently promote the ISTE standards in student learning activities.

  3. In the third column, please record how you could augment or incorporate other 21st Century skills in their subject area (concrete examples of the type of learning activity that they could use to promote the ISTE skills).

Collaborative Google doc  

Make a copy!!

Activity: Blooms Digital Taxonomy - Quicksheets for your classroom.

Activity: Introduction to Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

  1. Exploring websites referencing web 2.0 tools in support of Bloom’s Taxonomies.

  2. Please spend 15 minutes looking at the websites and record the technology that could support the new activity. Please think about where on the "pinwheel" the app you think is a good one would fit.

  3. Pin the app on the pinwheel
  4. Explain your reason for selecting that vane.

Bloom’s Digital Tools Quicksheets

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy


Kathy Schrock’s Web 2.0 support

iLearn Technology: ilearntechnology.com/?p=4817

Bloom Digital Taxonomy use rubric

Magic Moment

Skype in the classroom is a free community to help teachers everywhere use Skype to help their students learn. It’s a place for teachers to connect with each other, find partner classes and share inspiration. This is a global initiative that was created in response to the growing number of teachers using Skype in their classrooms.

Teachers and parents can also benefit from Skype in the classroom.

Skype Translate -

Skype Projects

Skype in the classroom

Using Skype in the Classroom - Here are just a few of the endless possibilities for using this ed tech tool in the classroom.

Skype Translate Video

50 Awesome ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

Next Steps:

  • Teachers use the lesson created/modified and reflect on its presentation and outcome
  • Teachers create another lesson using ISTE standards and Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy in meeting the CCSS.

Follow Up Suggestions:

  • Continue discussion at staff or department meetings of the ISTE standards and how to incorporate them in their lesson planning to help students meet CCSS.
  • Begin investigation into problem-based learning (PBL) which supports all: CCSS, ISTE and Bloom’s.
  • Have discussions at staff or department meetings about using Skype in the classroom and investigating the projects identified in the module.
  • Continue Professional Development regarding Blooms in conjunction with Webb’s Depth of knowledge.



Module 5: ISTE Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy



NEXT MEETING -- Tuesday, March 10, 2015


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