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ISTE Technology Standards

Last Fall the State of Vermont adopted the updated ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Tech standards. This is very exciting news for it helps us develop a framework for how we can fit the goals of Tech education into our curriculum.

Almost 20 years ago there were Tech standards adopted, but the emphasis was different. At that time, the emphasis was on getting our students introduced to and comfortable with these new machines. And 10 years ago the personalization began with laptop carts and higher speed Internet providing more access to technology.

Now the emphasis is on what we can do to change, enhance and collaborate in our content areas because the hardware to access content and knowledge is easy to use and inexpensive. Now we can teach the students how to communicate and collaborate with others all around the world. How to share ideas and tell stories in new and exciting ways.

We have come a long way in the last 20 years, and have a long way to go. In fact, the journey is a never-ending one...

Please familiarize yourself with the information the following links will bring you to. The standards are very straight-forward and easy to follow.

https://www.iste.org/standards/for-students

https://www.iste.org/standards/for-educators

https://www.slideshare.net/ISTE/introducing-the-2016-iste-standards-for-students


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