NETS*S Technology Foundation Standards:
  • Standard 1 - Basic operations and concepts: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.Standard 2 - Social, ethical, and human issues:
    • Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.
    • Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.
    • Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.
  • Standard 3 - Technology productivity tools:
    • Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
    • Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, preparing publications, and producing other creative works.
  • Standard 4 - Technology communications tools:
    • Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.
    • Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.
  • Standard 5 - Technology research tools:
    • Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
    • Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
    • Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
  • Standard 6 - Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools:
    • Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.
    • Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world.

NETS for Students (NETS*S) Links

NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) Project
NETS for Students Standards
NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students
NETS for Students: Connecting Curriculum & Technology (link to an ISTE web page where you can download sections of this book in PDF format)