Ontario Curriculum ExpectationsOntario Ministry of Education (updated versions, 2011)
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  • created STANDARDS FOR GLOBAL LEARNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE for teachers and students which are widely adopted and recognized worldwide, and which integrate educational technology standards across all educational curricula.

Digital-Age Learning

As foundational technology skills penetrate throughout our society, students will be expected to apply the basics in authentic, integrated ways to solve problems, complete projects, and creatively extend their abilities. ISTE's NETS for Students (2007) help students prepare to work, live, and contribute to the social and civic fabric of their communities.
The new standards identify several higher-order thinking skills and digital citizenship as critical for students to learn effectively for a lifetime and live productively in our emerging global society. These areas include the ability to:
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation
  • Communicate and collaborate
  • Conduct research and use information
  • Think critically, solve problems, and make decisions
  • Use technology effectively and productively

6 Student Standards:
1. Creativity and Innovation
2. Communication and Collaboration
3. Research and Information Fluency
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
5. Digital Citizenship
6. Technology Operations and Concepts

Digital-Age Teaching

Rapid advances in technology are putting new demands on educators and students. ISTE launched a refresh of the NETS•T in 2007 and unveiled the new NETS•T in 2008. The refreshed ISTE NETS provide a framework for educators to use as they transition schools from Industrial Age to Digital Age places of learning.
The NETS for Teachers (NETS•T) were originally released in 2000, following the acclaimed NETS for Students (NETS•S) in 1998, which set the bar for integration of technology in education. The NETS•T 2000 defined the fundamental concepts, knowledge, skills, and attitudes for applying technology in educational settings.

ISTE 7 Teacher Standards:
1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

© 2007 International Society for Technology in Education. ISTE® is a registered trademark of the International Society for Technology in Education.

TECHNOKIDS Computer Curriculum

Innovative Technology Projects for the Classroom

TechnoKids Computer Curriculum is a collection of technology projects that contain lesson plans and resources for teachers. The instructional materials use a project-based approach to integrate technology skills into K-12 education. The computer curriculum is divided into six categories: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Camp, and Teacher.

TechnoKids Inc., 2097 Bates Common, Burlington, ON, Canada L7R 0A5
Phone: 905-631-9112 Toll Free: 1-800-221-7921
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