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NETS: National Educational Technology Standards –developed by the International Society of TechnologyEducation (ISTE). One set of standards is for Teachers(NETS-T) and another set for Students (NETS-S).
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NETS-Students include 6 Criteria: 1. Creativity and Innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. 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. 3. Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
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4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and 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.5. Digital Citizenship: Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.6. Technology Operations and Concepts: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
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Any use of technology (or computers) in a lesson or unit should meet at least one of the NETS-Students criteria. These technology criteria must also be aligned with content standards and grade level. Teachers must also become proficient in the use of education technology in order to help students attain the NET Standards. The NETS-Teacher help guide the professional development of teachers (and teachers-in-training) to move toward effective technology integration for developing digital literacy.
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Use these questions to reflect on the NETS-Students. Writeyour response for Question #2 on your Reflection sheet.o Do you think NETS-S are useful for helping you determine how to integrate technology (and computers) into your classroom?o Do you think these NETS will be added to the Puerto Rico K-12 curriculum?o If these are implemented in Puerto Rico, how will such Education Technology standards impact your teaching?o Do you think it will help students develop digital literacy?
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