ISTE Nets Refreshed – 21st Century Skills

ISTE has redone their National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS) in keeping with the move away from technology as an information source to be learned through a graduated series of tasks and skills. This reflects the immense change in the last 10 or so years and the emergence of Web 2.0

As someone who has fought against the dreaded scope and sequence chart that administrators and superintendents are so fond of, I find this a refreshing change!

Here are the new areas of focus:

1. Creativity and Innovation
2. Communication and Collaboration
3. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making
4. Digital Citizenship
5. Technology Operations and Concepts

You can download the pdf of the full documents here and check it out for yourself. http://cnets.iste.org/Students/s_stands.html

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