Know what kinds of abilities students should have before modifying instruction.

Teachers can bring technology literacy standards to life when they understand what students should know and be able to do.

A first step? The International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) profiles for technology-literate students recommend 10 different classroom activities for students in four grade ranges. Here’s a snapshot:

Preschool-Grade 2

  • Illustrate and communicate original ideas and stories using digital tools and media-rich resources.

Grades 3-5

  • Produce a media-rich digital story about a significant local event based on first-person interviews.

Grades 6-8

  • Create original animations or videos documenting school, community or local events.

Grades 9-12

  • Create and publish an online art gallery with examples and commentary that demonstrate an understanding of different historical periods, cultures and countries.

Coupled with technology literacy standards, these profiles provide a model for preparing students to be lifelong learners and contributing members of a global society.

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