Why Do I Need to Teach Technology Standards?

Think you have enough to do just teaching your content standards? Adding technology standards to your "to-do" list is not just one more thing. In fact, if you're using online and digital tools in your lessons you're probably teaching to the technology standards already. Come and learn about the NETS (National Education Technology Standards), how they line up with Common Core, and why they are important across all curriculum and subjects.

The Standards

1. Creativity and Innovation

2. Communication and Collaboration

3. Research and Information Fluency

  • More than just the 1st result of a Google Search
    • Search Sites more efficiently - Use CTRL-F
  • Digital Age Research Tools
    • Google Docs Built-In Research Tool - Go to TOOLS and select RESEARCH
    • Wikipedia - is not the axis of evil, but rather a good place to start. Check the sources!
  • "Teaching Ten Steps to Better Web Research" - Mark Moran, Dulcinea Media (Sweetsearch)

4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

5. Digital Citizenship

6. Technology Operations & Concepts