for the kids
NETS-S are very engaging and I believe the students would be thrilled to have a GAME plan to discuss the NETS-S. The reason being the use of technology in the classroom… They love using technology and if they focusing on it to a certain degree in a Math, Science or any other class than technology, they would be ecstatic.
The game plan could be used with students on select standards. I have found that small “baby” steps are best when learning new concepts. So perhaps focusing on one a month would be a good way. I would focus on standard 1 first because it involves using tech tools. Using the tech tools will create opportunities to communicate globally, critical thinking skills, citizenship and all the other standards on NETS-S.
The “action” part is also addressed through th use of web 2.0 tools. This is where the students are actively using the tools and gaining deeper understanding of the programs. Also, the “monitor” part of the game plan is done with the use of the tools. The students will be assessed by their correct use of what ever tool they used.
Lastly, the GAME plan has been keeping me on track with my stated goals and I think it would do the same for the students. “Out of sight, out of mind.” That saying rings true for students… If they are not constantly addressing a topic or standard it is not important. However, at least a weekly visit to the GAME plan would keep them motivated and aware of the goals.