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Technology Integration Standards

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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has developed a system of technology standards for students.  These standards address those areas that the membership of ISTE have identified as critical for students to be productive in the 21st Century.


NETS for Students 2007

"What students should know and be able to do to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world …”

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts 

Resource: The NETS•S 2007 Implementation Wiki


[Al's personal note here: Tony Wagner is co-director of the Change Leadership Group at Harvard University.  I have been impressed with his vision of what student will require to be effective citizens in this modern world. Wagner spent ten years as a teacher of English and social studies. and his prescription for education strikes me as being more practical and spot on than most. Note the similarities between his Seven Survival Skills and the ISTE NETS for Students.]


Tony Wagner Seven Survival Skills for the 21st Century

  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Collaboration/leading by influence
  • Agility and adaptability
  • Initiative and entrepreneurialism
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Accessing and analyzing information
  • Curiosity and imagination

Wagner, Tony.  The Gobal Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the NEw Survival Skills Our Children Need - and What We Can Do About It. New York: Basic Books, 2008.


And don't feel left out.  ISTE has also developed standards for teachers, too. 

NETS for Teachers 2008

  • Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
  • Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessment
  • Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
  • Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
  • Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership  


Also, the revised NETS for Administrators will be coming soon.


Comments (1)

Whitney Robinson said

at 11:29 am on Jul 7, 2009

For me as a first grade teacher, much of the "tested" material is at the understanding, remembering and applying levels. In turn, most of our instruction is at those levels as well. I know in my heart that the creating level is where my kids need to be. I feel like I do a good job of doing projects where the children are "creating" with paper and pencil, but struggle with the time to allow them to "create" with technology.

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