Student Technology Competencies

City School District of New Rochelle Student Technology Competencies

The following competencies, based largely on the National Education Technology Standards for Students (NETS) developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), provide the guideline for the integration of technology in teaching and learning in the City School District of New Rochelle.  The goal is to insure equity and access to technology among diverse learners and recognize building digital equity for the students of the City School District of New Rochelle.

BASIC OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS:

  • Students demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency with district operating systems, networks, and technology and New York State standards and benchmarks.

SOCIAL, ETHICAL, CULTURAL AND HUMAN ISSUES:

·         Students understand the ethical, cultural and societal issues related to technology and the District’s Acceptable Use Policy.

·         Students understand the concepts of intellectual property (hardware and software) intellectual property, copyright laws and trademark laws.

·         Students understand the impact of human issues on society, such as interdependence, freedom of speech, confidentiality, and right to privacy.

TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS:

·         Students use technology to enhance learning, increase productivity and promote creativity.

·         Students use productivity tools (i.e. word processing, desktop publishing, presentation programs, spreadsheets and databases) to enhance models, prepare publications and produce other creative works.

·         Students will develop organizational skills and research skills, (i.e. graphic organizer software and personal information managers) to manage information.

TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATION TOOLS:

·         Students use communication tools (i.e. eLearning software, e-mail, and videoconferencing) to collaborate with others.

·         Students use a variety of media (i.e. presentation software, graphic design software, web sites, desktop publishing, digital media) to communicate information and ideas.

TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH TOOLS:

·         Students use technology to identify, gather, analyze and synthesize information researched from a variety of resources.

TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM-SOLVING AND DECISION-MAKING TOOLS:

·         Students use technology for solving problems and making informed decisions.

·         Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving authentic problems.

Adopted and developed by the Superintendent's Committee for Technology-04-05