What are ISTE Standards?

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has standards for technology use in education. The organization provides a framework of technology standards for educators and students and is available free in a downloadable format. Adopted by all states in the US, these standards address ways technology can be utilized and implemented for educators, students, and educational leaders to be innovative in today’s world.

Why do ISTE standards matter?

These standards are designed to create effective and quality teaching and learning through the use of technology. Digital citizens and digital leaders are needed to compete in a global market that focuses on the many uses of technology, work collaboratively on projects using technology, and interaction in different working environments. Learners gain digital fluency, develop higher-order thinking skills, and exhibit digital citizenship skills. Empowering students with the opportunity to be innovative, creative, and collaborative using technology provides meaning and motivation to their work.

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