Why are the NETS important?The NETS set a standard ofexcellence and bestpractices in learning,teaching, and leading withtechnology in education.The NETS help us build aframework for conversationsaround digital age teachingand learning.
NETS for StudentsStudents demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovativeproducts and processes using technology.Students use digital media and environments to communicate and workcollaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contributeto the learning of others.Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects,solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools andresources.Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology andpractice legal and ethical behaviorStudents demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, andoperations.
For students, this sums up to the following:Create and InnovateCommunicate and CollaborateUse Information WellThink Critically and Problem-SolveBe a Model Digital CitizenUnderstand Technology
NETS for TeachersTeachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, andtechnology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, andinnovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments.Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences andassessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize contentlearning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in theNETS·S.Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of aninnovative professional in a global and digital society.Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in anevolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professionalpractices.Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, andexhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting anddemonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources.
For teachers, this sumsup to the following:Facilitate and Inspire StudentCreativityDesign and Develop Digital AgeLearning ExperiencesModel Digital Age Work andLearningPromote and Model DigitalCitizenshipEngage in Professional Growth andLeadership
NETS forAdministratorsEducational Administrators inspire and lead development andimplementation of a shared vision for comprehensive integration oftechnology to promote excellence and support transformation throughoutthe organization.Educational Administrators create, promote, and sustain a dynamic, digital-age learning culture that provides a rigorous, relevant, and engagingeducation for all students.Educational Administrators promote an environment of professional learningand innovation that empowers educators to enhance student learningthrough the infusion of contemporary technologies and digital resources.Educational Administrators provide digital age leadership and managementto continuously improve the organization through the effective use ofinformation and technology resources.Educational Administrators model and facilitate understanding of social,ethical and legal issues and responsibilities related to an evolving digitalculture.
For administrators, thissums up to thefollowing:Provide A Digital-Age VisionBuild a Digital-Age CultureFacilitate and ModelExcellent Digital-AgePracticeUtilize Technology forSystemic ImprovementModel and FacilitateUnderstanding of GoodDigital Citizenship
Facilitate and InspireStudent CreativityReal work for realaudiences.Student-centered,inquiry-driven learning.Multiple options fordemonstratingmastery.Active learning.
Design and Develop Digital Age Learning ExperiencesIncorporate Digital ToolsMaintain Digital LearningEnvironmentsLet Students Select and Usethe Tools That Are Right forThem.Support Digital Avenues forSelf-Expression.
Model Digital Age Work and LearningDemonstrate confidence andcompetence with technology.Use digital tools tocommunicate and collaborateeffectively.Model 21st Century learningskills.Transfer digital skills acrosssocial environments.
Promote and Model Digital CitizenshipMake good digital choices.Give students constantfeedback on digital behaviors.Raise and explore issuesrelated to good digital behavior.Communicate and uphold highexpectations for digitalcitizenship and habits of mind.
Engage in Professional Growth and LeadershipDevelop your PersonalLearning NetworkParticipate in and facilitateprofessional conversations.Collaborate with colleagues tohelp develop their digital andpedagogical skills.Stay current with professionallearning.
Lead with the NETSHave conversationswith your studentsabout and hold them tothe NETS-S.Align your teaching tothe NETS-T, andadvocate for them withyour colleagues.Advocate for theNETS-A to be adoptedin your school/district.