The revised NETS-S standards were released at NECC 2007. ( ISTE NETS )

The recommendations can be found at

How do you envision these updated standards impacting your school's use of ICT to improve teaching and learning?

The six areas are listed below so you might comment on any of the new standards or add [[ COMMENTS|general comments]] (bottom)

Comment: I think it is important to develop an ISTE member-based professional learning community that can collaborate on how these standards are implemented in the classroom. I also think it is critically important to incorporate a coaching process in the development of best practices centered around NETS-S implementation for a broader community.
1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:
a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
c.. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
d. identify trends and forecast possibilities.

Creativity and Innovation (Make It!)
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2. 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. Students:
a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts or others employing a variety of digital
environments and media.
b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

Communication and Collaboration = (Share It!)
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3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
a. plan strategies to guide inquiry.
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
d. process data and report results.

Research and Information Fluency = (Find It!)
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4. 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. Students:
a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
d. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making = (Solve It!)
Software & links:
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Google Docs-spreadsheet
  • 8th grade stock market game

5. Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:
a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.

Digital Citizenship = (Protect It!)
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Create projects using: Voki, Voicethread, Audacity, Prezi, and other Web 2.0

6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems and operations. Students:
a. understand and use technology systems.
b. select and use applications effectively and productively.
c. troubleshoot systems and applications.
d. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.

Technology Operations and Concepts = (Use It!)
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