ISTE    International Standards for Technology Education

ISTE Standards for Students

ISTE Standards for Teachers

ISTE Standards for Students

Standard I: Creativity and Innovation

“Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.”

Standard II: 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”.

Standard III: Research & Information Fluency

“Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information”.

Standard IV:  Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, & 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”

Standard V: Digital Citizenship

“Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.”

Standard VI: Technology Operations and Concepts

“Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.”

ISTE Standards for Teachers

Standard I: Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity

“Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments.”

Standard II: Design/Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences & Assessments

“Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes”

Standard III: Model Digital-Age Work and Learning

“Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society.”

Standard IV: Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility

“Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.”

Standard V: Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

 “Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources.”

Critical Evaluation of Digital Re/Sources (ISTE Net Research)

Authority / Accreditation (Ethos)
Accuracy Objectivity Credibility
Scope & Intent
Style Format & Presentation & Currency

Critically Reading Texts (Beyond ISTE Standards)

  • Social: How do texts, textual meanings and discourses connect the persons they involve and mediate identity, social relations with others, and/or social role-taking or possible agency?
  • Representational: How are events, objects, people, relationships, etc, represented? How are events and situations scripted? How are social roles & identities defined/represented or negotiated? Classical rhetorical moves (logos, pathos, ethos)?
  • Intertextual: How does the text fit into the larger world of meaning? How can it be seen as a ‘node within a network’, in endless relationship with other texts?
  • Ideological: Whose interests do the text directly or implicitly serve? How are meanings arranged to support or position (or nullify/render invisible) particular interests or points of view (intentionally or unintentionally)? How are social constructions (states of affairs) made to appear natural, consensual, common sense, ordinary, normal?