ISTE’s Educational Technology Standards for Students

1. Creativity and Innovation Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. 

Students: - Unit 1 - What Do I Want to Do With My Life

  • apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
  • create original works as a means of personal or group expression  
  • identify trends and forecast possibilities

2. Communication and Collaboration Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. 

Students: - Unit 1 - What Do I Want to Do With My Life

  • interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
  • communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats  

3. Research and Information Fluency Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

Students: - Unit 1 - What Do I Want to Do With My Life & Unit 2 - What Do I Need To Know.

  • plan strategies to guide inquiry
  • locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
  • evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
  • process data and report results

4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

Students: Unit 2 - What Do I Need to Know and Unit 3 - Where Do I Go From Here

  • identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation
  • plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
  • collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions
  • use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions

5. Digital Citizenship Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

Students: - All Units

  • advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology
  • exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity
  • demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning
  •  exhibit leadership for digital citizenship

6. Technology Operations and Concepts Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

Students: All Units

  • understand and use technology systems
  • select and use applications effectively and productively
  • troubleshoot systems and applications
  • transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Last modified: Monday, 13 June 2011, 1:22 PM