Technology standards help guide educators in teaching students valuable digital literacy skills, practice digital citizenship, and build computational thinking skills.
MA Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) Standards
Released in June 2016 by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), these comprehensive standards outline what students should be learning in regards to technology use. There are four strands: Computing and Society, Digital Tools and Collaboration, Computing Systems, and Computational Thinking.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)ISTE is a global leader in education technology. They publish technology standards that articulate the changing role of technology in teaching and learning, in addition to engaging in technology advocacy and research, hosting an annual conference and online professional learning year-round, and supporting educator-led professional learning communities.
SAMR Model of Technology Integration
Ruben Puedentura's SAMR model for technology integration shows the different levels of technology integration, from substitution to augmentation to modification to redefinition. Understanding the different levels of integration helps us consider how we can use technology to promote student learning.