Technology Literacy for Educators v1.0

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Exam contains 41 questions

Overview -
General Overview -
You are a physics/science teacher who often teaches material outside of your area of expertise.
The teachers at your school principally use a teacher-centered approach in their teaching.
Some of the teachers have started to move toward a learner-centered approach and have adopted project-based learning.
The teachers rarely attend professional development courses.

Organizational Goals -
The school aims to have ICT integrated into all subjects"™ teaching and learning through project-based learning in the classroom.
Most of the classrooms in the school contain a computer and a data projector. The school management motivates teachers to integrate ICT during their lessons.
The school furthermore plans to deploy 100 wireless laptop computers that will include student response systems. The school also plans to deploy interactive whiteboards in all of the science classrooms/laboratories.
Learning and Teaching Environment
Your students are between the ages of 12 and 14. Most of them have experience using computers and other technologies. You regularly use ICT to achieve learning objectives and to present new information to the students.
You teach primarily in a classroom dedicated to science (science laboratory). The classroom also contains the following Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) resources:
Speakers
One printer
One scanner
One digital camera
One data projector
One computer that is connected to the Internet

Objectives -

Learning Objectives -
The students will be able to develop collaboration, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills in their science work.
Professional Development Objectives
Your professional development objectives are to:
use ICT effectively for teaching and learning;
incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students"™ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge; and
integrate the use of ICT into the curriculum.

You are teaching a biology class on the human nervous system.
One of the students asks a question that is beyond your knowledge.
Based on the current ICT resources in the classroom, which resource should you use to answer the question as quickly as possible during the lesson?
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  • A. Email
  • B. a search engine
  • C. a blog
  • D. the online educators"™ community


Answer : B

Overview -
General Overview -
You are a physics/science teacher who often teaches material outside of your area of expertise.
The teachers at your school principally use a teacher-centered approach in their teaching.
Some of the teachers have started to move toward a learner-centered approach and have adopted project-based learning.
The teachers rarely attend professional development courses.

Organizational Goals -
The school aims to have ICT integrated into all subjects"™ teaching and learning through project-based learning in the classroom.
Most of the classrooms in the school contain a computer and a data projector. The school management motivates teachers to integrate ICT during their lessons.
The school furthermore plans to deploy 100 wireless laptop computers that will include student response systems. The school also plans to deploy interactive whiteboards in all of the science classrooms/laboratories.
Learning and Teaching Environment
Your students are between the ages of 12 and 14. Most of them have experience using computers and other technologies. You regularly use ICT to achieve learning objectives and to present new information to the students.
You teach primarily in a classroom dedicated to science (science laboratory). The classroom also contains the following Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) resources:
Speakers
One printer
One scanner
One digital camera
One data projector
One computer that is connected to the Internet

Objectives -

Learning Objectives -
The students will be able to develop collaboration, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills in their science work.
Professional Development Objectives
Your professional development objectives are to:
use ICT effectively for teaching and learning;
incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students"™ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge; and
integrate the use of ICT into the curriculum.

The school plans to deploy six of the planned laptops in each classroom.
You were asked to recommend a solution that enables each student to use the laptops as part of a group project.
What should you recommend?
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  • A. Make your classroom available to students at lunchtime and after school.
  • B. Have all the groups first plan their project, and then book timeslots for computer use.
  • C. Assign one computer to each group.
  • D. Let students from any group use any of the computers as needed.


Answer : C

Overview -
General Overview -
You are a physics/science teacher who often teaches material outside of your area of expertise.
The teachers at your school principally use a teacher-centered approach in their teaching.
Some of the teachers have started to move toward a learner-centered approach and have adopted project-based learning.
The teachers rarely attend professional development courses.

Organizational Goals -
The school aims to have ICT integrated into all subjects"™ teaching and learning through project-based learning in the classroom.
Most of the classrooms in the school contain a computer and a data projector. The school management motivates teachers to integrate ICT during their lessons.
The school furthermore plans to deploy 100 wireless laptop computers that will include student response systems. The school also plans to deploy interactive whiteboards in all of the science classrooms/laboratories.
Learning and Teaching Environment
Your students are between the ages of 12 and 14. Most of them have experience using computers and other technologies. You regularly use ICT to achieve learning objectives and to present new information to the students.
You teach primarily in a classroom dedicated to science (science laboratory). The classroom also contains the following Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) resources:
Speakers
One printer
One scanner
One digital camera
One data projector
One computer that is connected to the Internet

Objectives -

Learning Objectives -
The students will be able to develop collaboration, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills in their science work.
Professional Development Objectives
Your professional development objectives are to:
use ICT effectively for teaching and learning;
incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students"™ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge; and
integrate the use of ICT into the curriculum.

You want to explain how the planned ICT changes will most benefit your own productivity?
Which benefit should you refer to?
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  • A. You will be able to access professional development resources.
  • B. You will be able to communicate with the parents more often.
  • C. You will be able to produce better lesson plans.
  • D. You will be able to use online tools for formative assessments.


Answer : C

Overview -
General Overview -
You are a physics/science teacher who often teaches material outside of your area of expertise.
The teachers at your school principally use a teacher-centered approach in their teaching.
Some of the teachers have started to move toward a learner-centered approach and have adopted project-based learning.
The teachers rarely attend professional development courses.

Organizational Goals -
The school aims to have ICT integrated into all subjects"™ teaching and learning through project-based learning in the classroom.
Most of the classrooms in the school contain a computer and a data projector. The school management motivates teachers to integrate ICT during their lessons.
The school furthermore plans to deploy 100 wireless laptop computers that will include student response systems. The school also plans to deploy interactive whiteboards in all of the science classrooms/laboratories.
Learning and Teaching Environment
Your students are between the ages of 12 and 14. Most of them have experience using computers and other technologies. You regularly use ICT to achieve learning objectives and to present new information to the students.
You teach primarily in a classroom dedicated to science (science laboratory). The classroom also contains the following Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) resources:
Speakers
One printer
One scanner
One digital camera
One data projector
One computer that is connected to the Internet

Objectives -

Learning Objectives -
The students will be able to develop collaboration, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills in their science work.
Professional Development Objectives
Your professional development objectives are to:
use ICT effectively for teaching and learning;
incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students"™ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge; and
integrate the use of ICT into the curriculum.

You have to meet the professional development objectives by using the ICT resources.
What should you do?
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  • A. Use a laptop to take notes during professional seminars at a local university or college.
  • B. Join online educator networks to exchange ideas.
  • C. Create a blog and ask the students to comment on your lessons and your blog posts.
  • D. Download ready-made materials to use during your lessons.


Answer : D

Case Study 4 -

Overview -
General Overview -
You are a language teacher in a lower secondary school.
Learning and Teaching Environment
You have 30 students in your class of mixed ability. The students are 14 years old.
Your school recently set up a computer lab. The computer lab contains the following equipment:
One computer for the teacher
One data projector
One monochrome laser printer
Two flatbed scanners
Six digital cameras, three of which record still images and video
25 networked computers for the students.
The school has an intranet and is connected to the Internet. The intranet contains a central storage location for all of the information required by the teachers and other school staff.

Objectives -

Learning Objectives -
The students will be able to expand their understanding of how language is used persuasively.

Learning Activities -
You want to teach a native language lesson on persuasive writing. The lesson focuses on how to use language persuasively by examining the way language is used in advertising, promotional material, slogans, headlines, titles, catch-phrases, quotes, and famous speeches.
You plan to use examples of persuasive writing that are closely related to the students"™ interests, such as advertisements aimed at the youth market.
To help achieve the learning objective, you ask the students to bring to class printed examples of the persuasive writing they collected during the previous week"™s lesson.
Professional Development Objectives
Your professional development objectives for the year are to: use ICT effectively for teaching and learning;


incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students"™ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge; and
integrate the use of ICT into the curriculum by observing other teachers who incorporate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into their lessons.

You want to identify the primary benefit of using ICT during the persuasive writing lesson.
Which benefit should you identify?
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  • A. In today"™s world, writing is mostly done on a computer.
  • B. ICT helps students develop word processing skills.
  • C. The computer lab is used regularly.
  • D. Word processing applications allow students to easily edit and modify text.


Answer : D

Overview -
General Overview -
You are a language teacher in a lower secondary school.
Learning and Teaching Environment
You have 30 students in your class of mixed ability. The students are 14 years old.
Your school recently set up a computer lab. The computer lab contains the following equipment:
One computer for the teacher
One data projector
One monochrome laser printer
Two flatbed scanners
Six digital cameras, three of which record still images and video
25 networked computers for the students.
The school has an intranet and is connected to the Internet. The intranet contains a central storage location for all of the information required by the teachers and other school staff.

Objectives -

Learning Objectives -
The students will be able to expand their understanding of how language is used persuasively.

Learning Activities -
You want to teach a native language lesson on persuasive writing. The lesson focuses on how to use language persuasively by examining the way language is used in advertising, promotional material, slogans, headlines, titles, catch-phrases, quotes, and famous speeches.
You plan to use examples of persuasive writing that are closely related to the students"™ interests, such as advertisements aimed at the youth market.
To help achieve the learning objective, you ask the students to bring to class printed examples of the persuasive writing they collected during the previous week"™s lesson.
Professional Development Objectives
Your professional development objectives for the year are to: use ICT effectively for teaching and learning;


incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students"™ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge; and
integrate the use of ICT into the curriculum by observing other teachers who incorporate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into their lessons.

You plan to lead a class discussion about the persuasive writing examples that the students bring in and to display the examples to the entire class.
Which two ICT resources should you use to achieve this task? (Each correct answer presents part of the solution. Choose two.)
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  • A. a flatbed scanner
  • B. a data projector
  • C. a monochrome laser printer
  • D. a digital camera


Answer : AB

Overview -
General Overview -
You are a language teacher in a lower secondary school.
Learning and Teaching Environment
You have 30 students in your class of mixed ability. The students are 14 years old.
Your school recently set up a computer lab. The computer lab contains the following equipment:
One computer for the teacher
One data projector
One monochrome laser printer
Two flatbed scanners
Six digital cameras, three of which record still images and video
25 networked computers for the students.
The school has an intranet and is connected to the Internet. The intranet contains a central storage location for all of the information required by the teachers and other school staff.

Objectives -

Learning Objectives -
The students will be able to expand their understanding of how language is used persuasively.

Learning Activities -
You want to teach a native language lesson on persuasive writing. The lesson focuses on how to use language persuasively by examining the way language is used in advertising, promotional material, slogans, headlines, titles, catch-phrases, quotes, and famous speeches.
You plan to use examples of persuasive writing that are closely related to the students"™ interests, such as advertisements aimed at the youth market.
To help achieve the learning objective, you ask the students to bring to class printed examples of the persuasive writing they collected during the previous week"™s lesson.
Professional Development Objectives
Your professional development objectives for the year are to: use ICT effectively for teaching and learning;


incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students"™ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge; and
integrate the use of ICT into the curriculum by observing other teachers who incorporate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into their lessons.

You plan to ask the students to use a search engine during the persuasive writing lesson.
Which instructions or advice should you provide to the students?
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  • A. Search for organizations that use persuasive writing.
  • B. Use a variety of search engines.
  • C. Use a variety of Web browsers.
  • D. The first search result will contain the information you seek.


Answer : A

Overview -
General Overview -
You are a language teacher in a lower secondary school.
Learning and Teaching Environment
You have 30 students in your class of mixed ability. The students are 14 years old.
Your school recently set up a computer lab. The computer lab contains the following equipment:
One computer for the teacher
One data projector
One monochrome laser printer
Two flatbed scanners
Six digital cameras, three of which record still images and video
25 networked computers for the students.
The school has an intranet and is connected to the Internet. The intranet contains a central storage location for all of the information required by the teachers and other school staff.

Objectives -

Learning Objectives -
The students will be able to expand their understanding of how language is used persuasively.

Learning Activities -
You want to teach a native language lesson on persuasive writing. The lesson focuses on how to use language persuasively by examining the way language is used in advertising, promotional material, slogans, headlines, titles, catch-phrases, quotes, and famous speeches.
You plan to use examples of persuasive writing that are closely related to the students"™ interests, such as advertisements aimed at the youth market.
To help achieve the learning objective, you ask the students to bring to class printed examples of the persuasive writing they collected during the previous week"™s lesson.
Professional Development Objectives
Your professional development objectives for the year are to: use ICT effectively for teaching and learning;


incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students"™ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge; and
integrate the use of ICT into the curriculum by observing other teachers who incorporate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into their lessons.

You plan to use ICT to prepare an effective persuasive writing lesson.
What should you do?
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  • A. Use the Internet to find a complete, ready-made lesson to use with the students.
  • B. Use the Internet to find teaching resources to discuss with the students.
  • C. Use spell check software to improve your lesson plan.
  • D. Scan sections of the class textbook to use as reference.


Answer : A

Overview -
General Overview -
You are a language teacher in a lower secondary school.
Learning and Teaching Environment
You have 30 students in your class of mixed ability. The students are 14 years old.
Your school recently set up a computer lab. The computer lab contains the following equipment:
One computer for the teacher
One data projector
One monochrome laser printer
Two flatbed scanners
Six digital cameras, three of which record still images and video
25 networked computers for the students.
The school has an intranet and is connected to the Internet. The intranet contains a central storage location for all of the information required by the teachers and other school staff.

Objectives -

Learning Objectives -
The students will be able to expand their understanding of how language is used persuasively.

Learning Activities -
You want to teach a native language lesson on persuasive writing. The lesson focuses on how to use language persuasively by examining the way language is used in advertising, promotional material, slogans, headlines, titles, catch-phrases, quotes, and famous speeches.
You plan to use examples of persuasive writing that are closely related to the students"™ interests, such as advertisements aimed at the youth market.
To help achieve the learning objective, you ask the students to bring to class printed examples of the persuasive writing they collected during the previous week"™s lesson.
Professional Development Objectives
Your professional development objectives for the year are to: use ICT effectively for teaching and learning;


incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students"™ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge; and
integrate the use of ICT into the curriculum by observing other teachers who incorporate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into their lessons.

You want the students to collect information from organizations that they find on the Internet.
Which instructions or advice should you provide to the students?
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  • A. Have the information sent to the student"™s home e-mail address.
  • B. Only request information from organizations that have a secure Web site.
  • C. Have the information sent to the school"™s e-mail address.
  • D. Only request information from organizations that have a Web site that requires registration.


Answer : C

Case Study 5 -

Overview -
General Overview -
You are a geography teacher at a school of 500 students.

Organizational Goals -
The school wants students to acquire twenty-first century skills, including collaboration, problem solving, and authentic learning, by using ICT resources.
Learning and Teaching Environment
You have 40 students of mixed abilities in your class. The students are between the ages of 14 and 16.
The students are computer literate but have limited knowledge of how to use the Internet to communicate and to share ideas.
The school has one computer lab that contains 15 computers. The computers are networked and have access to the Internet. The computers support video- conferencing.
The computer lab has a student response system that includes 45 handsets.

Objectives -

Learning Objectives -
The students will be able to understand the cause and effects of acid rain.

Learning Activities -
You plan a project with the students on the topic of acid rain. The students will use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resources to complete the project.
The project will require the students to:
Improve their research skills.
Collaborate with one another and with students in other schools.
Create a Web site to educate the public on how to minimize the impact of acid rain.
To introduce the project, you plan to show videos on the causes and consequences of acid rain.
You also plan to conduct a video-conference with a farmer who has suffered the effects of acid rain.
To develop project-based learning strategies, you plan to use the school"™s limited ICT resources.
You are aware that many videos about acid rain are available on the Internet, but you do not know how to identify the relevant ones.
Professional Development Objectives
Your professional development objectives are to:
use ICT effectively for teaching and learning;
incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students"™ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge; and
integrate the use of ICT into the curriculum.

You want to address the ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT-CFT) policy goals by using the school"™s limited ICT resources.
What should you do?
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  • A. Ask the students to use their computers at home.
  • B. Have the students work in collaborative groups.
  • C. Ask the students to use their mobile devices.
  • D. Have the more confident students use the computers while the other students observe them.


Answer : B

Overview -
General Overview -
You are a geography teacher at a school of 500 students.

Organizational Goals -
The school wants students to acquire twenty-first century skills, including collaboration, problem solving, and authentic learning, by using ICT resources.
Learning and Teaching Environment
You have 40 students of mixed abilities in your class. The students are between the ages of 14 and 16.
The students are computer literate but have limited knowledge of how to use the Internet to communicate and to share ideas.
The school has one computer lab that contains 15 computers. The computers are networked and have access to the Internet. The computers support video- conferencing.
The computer lab has a student response system that includes 45 handsets.

Objectives -

Learning Objectives -
The students will be able to understand the cause and effects of acid rain.

Learning Activities -
You plan a project with the students on the topic of acid rain. The students will use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resources to complete the project.
The project will require the students to:
Improve their research skills.
Collaborate with one another and with students in other schools.
Create a Web site to educate the public on how to minimize the impact of acid rain.
To introduce the project, you plan to show videos on the causes and consequences of acid rain.
You also plan to conduct a video-conference with a farmer who has suffered the effects of acid rain.
To develop project-based learning strategies, you plan to use the school"™s limited ICT resources.
You are aware that many videos about acid rain are available on the Internet, but you do not know how to identify the relevant ones.
Professional Development Objectives
Your professional development objectives are to:
use ICT effectively for teaching and learning;
incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students"™ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge; and
integrate the use of ICT into the curriculum.

Certain teachers at the school question the value of using video conferencing for the project.
What is the most important benefit of video conferencing as it is being used in this project?
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  • A. Video conferencing provides an opportunity to use a new technology.
  • B. Video conferencing provides an opportunity for group collaboration.
  • C. Video conferencing provides an authentic conversation about the problem.
  • D. Video conferencing provides a reliable way to gather scientific information.


Answer : B

Overview -
General Overview -
You are a geography teacher at a school of 500 students.

Organizational Goals -
The school wants students to acquire twenty-first century skills, including collaboration, problem solving, and authentic learning, by using ICT resources.
Learning and Teaching Environment
You have 40 students of mixed abilities in your class. The students are between the ages of 14 and 16.
The students are computer literate but have limited knowledge of how to use the Internet to communicate and to share ideas.
The school has one computer lab that contains 15 computers. The computers are networked and have access to the Internet. The computers support video- conferencing.
The computer lab has a student response system that includes 45 handsets.

Objectives -

Learning Objectives -
The students will be able to understand the cause and effects of acid rain.

Learning Activities -
You plan a project with the students on the topic of acid rain. The students will use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resources to complete the project.
The project will require the students to:
Improve their research skills.
Collaborate with one another and with students in other schools.
Create a Web site to educate the public on how to minimize the impact of acid rain.
To introduce the project, you plan to show videos on the causes and consequences of acid rain.
You also plan to conduct a video-conference with a farmer who has suffered the effects of acid rain.
To develop project-based learning strategies, you plan to use the school"™s limited ICT resources.
You are aware that many videos about acid rain are available on the Internet, but you do not know how to identify the relevant ones.
Professional Development Objectives
Your professional development objectives are to:
use ICT effectively for teaching and learning;
incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students"™ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge; and
integrate the use of ICT into the curriculum.

You want to improve the students"™ research skills by using ICT resources. The solution must help meet the school"™s organizational goals.
What should you do?
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  • A. Tell the students to search for information on the Internet.
  • B. Give the students a list of Internet links to sites about acid rain.
  • C. Give the students printed Web pages about acid rain.
  • D. Work with the students to create a list of search terms.


Answer : D

Overview -
General Overview -
You are a geography teacher at a school of 500 students.

Organizational Goals -
The school wants students to acquire twenty-first century skills, including collaboration, problem solving, and authentic learning, by using ICT resources.
Learning and Teaching Environment
You have 40 students of mixed abilities in your class. The students are between the ages of 14 and 16.
The students are computer literate but have limited knowledge of how to use the Internet to communicate and to share ideas.
The school has one computer lab that contains 15 computers. The computers are networked and have access to the Internet. The computers support video- conferencing.
The computer lab has a student response system that includes 45 handsets.

Objectives -

Learning Objectives -
The students will be able to understand the cause and effects of acid rain.

Learning Activities -
You plan a project with the students on the topic of acid rain. The students will use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resources to complete the project.
The project will require the students to:
Improve their research skills.
Collaborate with one another and with students in other schools.
Create a Web site to educate the public on how to minimize the impact of acid rain.
To introduce the project, you plan to show videos on the causes and consequences of acid rain.
You also plan to conduct a video-conference with a farmer who has suffered the effects of acid rain.
To develop project-based learning strategies, you plan to use the school"™s limited ICT resources.
You are aware that many videos about acid rain are available on the Internet, but you do not know how to identify the relevant ones.
Professional Development Objectives
Your professional development objectives are to:
use ICT effectively for teaching and learning;
incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students"™ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge; and
integrate the use of ICT into the curriculum.

Your class just completed the video-conference with the farmer.
You want to do a quick assessment to identify how many students understood the key points of the video-conference.
What should you do?
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  • A. Have the students use the student response system.
  • B. Have the students work in pairs to create a blog.
  • C. Have each student write an essay by using a word processing application.
  • D. Have each student design a presentation.


Answer : A

Overview -
General Overview -
You are a geography teacher at a school of 500 students.

Organizational Goals -
The school wants students to acquire twenty-first century skills, including collaboration, problem solving, and authentic learning, by using ICT resources.
Learning and Teaching Environment
You have 40 students of mixed abilities in your class. The students are between the ages of 14 and 16.
The students are computer literate but have limited knowledge of how to use the Internet to communicate and to share ideas.
The school has one computer lab that contains 15 computers. The computers are networked and have access to the Internet. The computers support video- conferencing.
The computer lab has a student response system that includes 45 handsets.

Objectives -

Learning Objectives -
The students will be able to understand the cause and effects of acid rain.

Learning Activities -
You plan a project with the students on the topic of acid rain. The students will use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resources to complete the project.
The project will require the students to:
Improve their research skills.
Collaborate with one another and with students in other schools.
Create a Web site to educate the public on how to minimize the impact of acid rain.
To introduce the project, you plan to show videos on the causes and consequences of acid rain.
You also plan to conduct a video-conference with a farmer who has suffered the effects of acid rain.
To develop project-based learning strategies, you plan to use the school"™s limited ICT resources.
You are aware that many videos about acid rain are available on the Internet, but you do not know how to identify the relevant ones.
Professional Development Objectives
Your professional development objectives are to:
use ICT effectively for teaching and learning;
incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students"™ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge; and
integrate the use of ICT into the curriculum.

One of your students has poor hearing.
You want to ensure that the student has the opportunity to interact with the farmer during the video-conference.
What should you do?
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  • A. After the video-conference, have the other students explain the key points of the conference to the student.
  • B. Before the video-conference, have the student submit questions in writing.
  • C. Manipulate the seating arrangement.
  • D. Record the audio portion of the video-conference for further listening.


Answer : C

Overview -
General Overview -
You are a geography teacher at a school of 500 students.

Organizational Goals -
The school wants students to acquire twenty-first century skills, including collaboration, problem solving, and authentic learning, by using ICT resources.
Learning and Teaching Environment
You have 40 students of mixed abilities in your class. The students are between the ages of 14 and 16.
The students are computer literate but have limited knowledge of how to use the Internet to communicate and to share ideas.
The school has one computer lab that contains 15 computers. The computers are networked and have access to the Internet. The computers support video- conferencing.
The computer lab has a student response system that includes 45 handsets.

Objectives -

Learning Objectives -
The students will be able to understand the cause and effects of acid rain.

Learning Activities -
You plan a project with the students on the topic of acid rain. The students will use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resources to complete the project.
The project will require the students to:
Improve their research skills.
Collaborate with one another and with students in other schools.
Create a Web site to educate the public on how to minimize the impact of acid rain.
To introduce the project, you plan to show videos on the causes and consequences of acid rain.
You also plan to conduct a video-conference with a farmer who has suffered the effects of acid rain.
To develop project-based learning strategies, you plan to use the school"™s limited ICT resources.
You are aware that many videos about acid rain are available on the Internet, but you do not know how to identify the relevant ones.
Professional Development Objectives
Your professional development objectives are to:
use ICT effectively for teaching and learning;
incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students"™ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge; and
integrate the use of ICT into the curriculum.

You want your students to analyze the costs of running a business.
You plan a visit with your students to a business center that sells business services.
The business center offers the following services.
-> Printing
-> Photocopying
-> Web site design
-> Document scanning
-> Word processing and editing.
What should you include as part of your classroom activities?

  • A. Give an assignment during which the students will read three case studies about office service businesses. Summarize the students"™ findings in a word processing document.
  • B. Run a research project during which the students will use the Internet to compile a list of prices of various business services.
  • C. Run a three-day project during which the students will set up their own office service business at the school and sell business services to the students and the staff.
  • D. Run a two-hour project during which you will provide reference information on the cost of equipment, materials, and salaries. Guide the students to use spreadsheets to calculate the costs of a business.


Answer : D

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