7.1 Module 7 Overview


Module 7 extends and completes your exposure to the nine categories of best practice instruction as defined in the "Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, 2nd ed." pedagogy and your application of the ISTE Standards-T. In this module you will be reviewing the two categories of best practice instruction that are part of the Blue Zone: Helping Students Extend and Apply Knowledge. The two categories in the Blue Zone are Identifying Similarities and Differences and Generating and Testing Hypotheses. Tools and ideas for integration into the classroom will be presented to support the categories.


Prepare teachers to use the best practice recommendations for integrating technology in the Blue Zone: Helping Students to Develop Understanding

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, the educator will 

  • Know the strategies within the two categories of best practice that comprise the Blue Zone: Helping Students to Develop Understanding;
  • Understand the classroom recommendations for each category;
  • Make connections between and among the categories and strategies, and the technology tools that support them;
  • Transfer the learning into specific changes into pedagogy that will be applied in the classroom.

Module Outcome

Participants will integrate technology tools and resources into classroom practice and reflect on the implications.

Digital Portfolio - Module 7

To support your learning in this module, you will be updating your Digital Portfolio with Module 7 content. You will re-submit the link to your Digital Portfolio at the end of this module.

As a reminder, log into your Google Drive to access your Digital Portfolio.

This module will take approximately 3 hours to complete

You are now ready to move on to the first activity: 7.2 Identifying Similarities and Differences

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