Winters Module 5

June 1, 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. Each participant receives the ISTE student standards.

  2. Pick out two standards--one you are already doing and one you would like to be doing

  3. Watch the video and note the skills you think the students are demonstrating in the video

  4. Tea Party Debrief

Soda Can Density Discrepancy

Activity: How the teachers currently promote each ISTE standard:

  1. You should sit with other department members.

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

  3. In the third column, 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  

Explain “Make a copy”!!

Activity: Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

  1. Presentation of Quicksheets

  2. Tai Chi example

Activity: Introduction to Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

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

  2. Everyone will spend 15 minutes looking at the websites and record the technology that could support the new activity (see previous activity).

Bloom’s Digital Tools Quicksheets

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

Kathy Schrock’s Web 2.0 support

iLearn Technology:

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 (see DOK chart:


Module 5: ISTE Standards & Bloom's Digital Taxonomy



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