Thursday, February 28, 2013

Technology Standards

Do you know how to use Boolean identifiers to improve your search results in Google?



As the video illustrates, by using quotes or the minus sign you can streamline searches to find the information you need. This technology standard in the strand of Research and Information Fluency is a requirement for all students in grades 3 - 8.

This is just one example of a technology standard we are required to teach our students. Check out the  ISTE NETS (International Society for Technology Education student standards) for grades K-12 and the State of Texas Technology Applications TEKS for grades K-8.

ISTE NETS
http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-students/nets-student-standards-2007

Technology Applications TEKS
Texas adopted new Technology Applications TEKS for implementation during the 2012-2013 school year. The new standards are less about technology operations and concepts and more about 21st Century Skills. They are closely aligned with the ISTE NETS and can be found here:

K-5
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter126/ch126a.pdf

6-8
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter126/ch126b.pdf

How are you teaching the technology standards? Post your thoughts in the comments.

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