[NHDOE-ETNews] ET News: Exactly What The Common Core Standards Say About Technology
Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Wed Jun 12 11:48:53 EDT 2013
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ITEM: Exactly What The Common Core Standards Say About Technology
The Common Core Standards, the national academic standards for K-12 schools in the United States, have now been adopted by 47 of the 50 states in the U.S. This makes them the pre-eminent source of what is being taught in the vast majority of public schools in America.
The Common Core standards don't just suggest novel technology use as a way to "engage students," but rather requires learners to make complex decisions about how, when, and why to use technology-something educators must do as well. In the past, tech use-whether limited or gratuitous-has been more a matter of preference or available resources than a must-do requirement. With the Common Core, such use is now a matter of law. It would be easy to consider the adoption of a set of national standards to be bad for technology, mainly because the connotations of these standards involve testing, accountability, and other icky edu-stuff that flies in the face of all that the open world of technology represents.
But it doesn't have to be that way. A challenge for teachers will be to re-think how they perceive the role of technology, as hidden biases (both for and against) can sabotage student learning. While the long-term impact of these standards on learning is obviously unknown, the impetus-and potential-of meaningful technology integration into learning in K-12 schools in the United States has never been higher.
Read the Entire Article by Terry Heick on Teach Thought at
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