What You See is What You Get: Classroom Observations Using the NETS
About this Webinar
Length: approx. 35 min.
ISTE conducts classroom observations using the ISTE Classroom Observation Tool (ICOT), an application for laptop or tablet computers. The ICOT provides teachers, administrators, and researchers with a convenient platform for recording observations of technology use in classrooms in relation to the NETS standards.
In 2011, the ICOT was updated to include the revised standards and moved to a Microsoft Excel platform. This webinar will help new and past ICOT users to take advantage of the tool's new features, and will show participants how to use the tool to increase the efficiency of observations and support educational decision-making.
Talbot Bielefeldt, Senior Research Associate at ISTE, has conducted program evaluations since 1994 for programs funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, state agencies, local school districts, and private foundations.
Talbot currently works with K-12 program evaluations under a variety of National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and private grants. His particular interest is observational assessment of 21st century skills, including the NETS. He worked on the original development of the ISTE’s Classroom Observation protocol and managed the migration of the ICOT to multiple platforms. He is currently using the ICOT-based rubrics to assess STEM education projects and to quantify the NETS indicators.