Refreshed Technology Standards for Students

My district adopted the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS*S) several years ago. I've heard that these standards are being updated. When will the revised standards be available?

This is a very timely question because the refreshed NETS*S are being released this week at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The original NETS*S were published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in 1998 and identified the skills and knowledge students needed at that time to be technology literate. Things have changed a great deal in the last nine years. The refreshed standards still include basic technology competence, but also incorporate those skills and knowledge students need to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital society.

For additional information, visit NETS.

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