NETS Refresh Session at NECC

The first NETS for students standards were releasd in 1998, after 2 years of development. The new standards have been in the works for a year. Feedback has come from all 50 states and 22 countries.

The NECC session (at 8:30 on Monday morning) was a review of the process ISTE used to re-form the NETS for Students. Key folks involved in the process each had a chance at the mic.

For the refresh, ISTE realized they were really defining what students need to do to “learn effectively and live productively,” said Don Knezek, CEO of ISTE.

Major categories of the standards are:

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts

NETS for Students may have had its grand opening today, but it’s already been applied. Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay applied them in their Horizon Project this past spring. At EduBloggerCon on Saturday, I learned that the Horizon Project met all the standards.

Check out the 2007 refreshed NETS.

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