Computer & Technology Standards


In Nevada today, there is a need for a rigorous self‐examination of what we do in schools to prepare students to thrive in an increasingly digital and interconnected global society. The challenge is to transform the current education model with modern tools, strategies, and learning resources to prepare our young learners for their futures. The Nevada Computer and Technology Standards address basic competence, and also incorporate the skills and knowledge that students require to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital society.

 

The Nevada Computer and Technology Standards Document:

  • Is based on the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S) put forth by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE);

  • Is built around the notion of technology integration that suggests that the teaching of technology skills in isolation is not as effective as when technology is used in context. The content for each standard is derived from the subject content into which the standard and the technology is integrated;

  • Was written from the perspective that technology should be integrated into all subject areas and therefore, this document can be used as a guide for standards revision committees in other content areas for the purpose of integrating technology into their standards;

  • Was written to assist district and school staff in the development of curriculum that will help build the bridge that invites millennial learners to be successful, engaged, classroom learners;

  • Was written to stand the test of time. Technology changes rapidly and the standards in this document are not specific to the technology tools, but are specific to the process of classroom technology integration and creating a 21st century learning experience for all Nevada students.