Wednesday, September 06, 2006

National Education Technology Standards

Thanks to International Society Technology Education National Education Technology Standards Project for this posting....

The technology foundation standards for students are divided into six broad categories. Standards within each category are to be introduced, reinforced, and mastered by students. These categories provide a framework for linking performance indicators within the Profiles for Technology Literate Students to the standards. Teachers can use these standards and profiles as guidelines for planning technology-based activities in which students achieve success in learning, communication, and life skills.

In District 34, these standards have been adopted and are a part of our Technology Plan.

Here are the six broad categories…

1.Basic operations and concepts
2.Social, ethical, and human issues
3.Technology productivity tools
4.Technology communications tools
5.Technology research tools
6.Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools

What do you think these mean? Where do you see our students (K-2) fitting into these categories? Do you have any ideas how to assure these are being introduced, reinfroced, and mastered by students?

Think about these.....

Which of the above categories do each of these fit into?

*Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audiotapes, and other technologies.

*Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.

*Communicate about technology using developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology.

*Use developmentally appropriate multimedia resources (e.g., interactive books, educational software, elementary multimedia encyclopedias) to support learning.

*Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom.

*Demonstrate positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology.

*Practice responsible use of technology systems and software.

*Create developmentally appropriate multimedia products with support from teachers, family members, or student partners.

*Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.

*Gather information and communicate with others using telecommunications, with support from teachers, family members, or student partners.

For a .pdf of the grade level indicators -