Tech Standards

I love the concept of the ISTE NETS as very general conceptual standards that address the core skills that we should be teaching in school. However, many teachers were looking for guidance on what types of activities students should be engaging in at a particular grade level. Also we want to ensure that our graduates have experiences using certain key technologies as well as the general skills espoused in the ISTE NETS. Therefore, I created a set of standards that combine the ISTE standards with specific technology standards.

CUSD Technology Integration Standards-5 general categories with 3 strands each (Numbers match the strand to a National Education Technology standard)

  • Office
    • Documents
    • Presentations
    • Spreadsheets
  • Multimedia
    • Drawing/Image Editing
    • Audio
    • Video
  • Technology Operations (6)
    • Keyboarding
    • Computer Skills
    • Computer Science
  • Engagement (Higher Level Skills)
    • Creativity and Innovation (1)
    • Communication and Collaboration (2)
    • Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking (4)
  • Web
    • Research/Information Literacy (3)
    • Digital Citizenship/Safety (5)
    • E-Communication/ Web Publishing

These standards each have specific skills to be addressed at each grade level.

Elementary Tech Standards-Skills

Secondary Tech Standards-Skills

Tech Standards Examples chart – Some general examples of classroom use for each strand

These draft standards and skill lists are a first draft based somewhat on current practices, but are definitely on the level of a 3-5 year goal before we believe they will be met. Our teachers have had their first exposure to these standards recently, and I would love any feedback from other members of the education and technology community. Also feel free to use and re-use these standards as part of the public domain.

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