As we begin to incorporate tech standards more explicitly at the high school level we need to continually assess the prior experience of students. Just because they use technology regularly doesn’t mean they always really know what they are doing.
This past month, I have had a rash of requests from school districts to assist them in aligning their technology program with Common Core State standards. This takes me back to the days when everyone wanted to match their lesson plans with ISTE NETS standards. We all had to review our activities, rethink connections and rework details.
Now, for the 46 states that have adopted Common Core State Standards, that’s happening again, with a different tilt.
Let me back up. What are Common Core State Standards? According to the Mission Statement posted on their website:
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for…
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