Here are some ways that ‘digitizing’ assignments to meet ISTE’s standards can improve and enrich student learning. As an example, I’ll describe how I intend to use the standards to inform my implementation of a makerspace within my 5th grade classroom next semester.
These are just a few of the ways that our classroom makerspace, already a great chance for authentic learning and innovation, can be made an even richer experience by working to meet ISTE’s Student Standards. What are some other ways to improve our makerspace experience with tech? Share your ideas in the comments section!
UPDATE (2016-7-7): I've created some resources and an exemplar for my students to use during their makerspace presentations. Check it out!
Matthew Boomhower is a mid-career educator with 15 years of classroom teaching and educational leadership experience. He is Head of Innovation & Learning at an international school in Malaysia and is a proud husband and father.