Technology in the Common Core: What Do Students Need to be Able to Do?

 

 

 

While there are no isolated technology standards in the Common Core State Standards, technology is embedded across the the grade levels.  Many people are focused on students needing a device to take the assessment and not thinking about what students will need to be able to do with that device.  The assessment will not only require a computer for students to take it, students will actually be tested on their use of their device.

According to the language arts standards here are the three major things students will need to be able to do.

1.  Research

Students will:

Use search tools.

Interpet interactive elements on a web page.

Draw on information from digital sources.

2.  Writing

Students will:

Explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing including in collaboration with peers.

3.  Multimedia

Students will:

Ask and answer questions about key details in [multi]media…

Include multimedia elements…in presentations.

I haven’t separated the standards by grade level.  The same requirements exist at all grade levels with different amounts of teacher assistance and depth and complexity.

In future posts I will suggest sample activities to meet each standard.  If you want a preview, please check out my slideshare presentation, Technology in the Common Core.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Responses to Technology in the Common Core: What Do Students Need to be Able to Do?

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  3. This is a great breakdown of what students need in an education technology environment. I think you will find the article below to be a great read – it dives into how to use an iPad effectively in a classroom!

    http://bcontext.com/blog/index.php/new-ways-to-use-ipads-in-the-classroom/

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