KAS Technology Standards
Adapted from the ISTE Technology Standards for students, 2016
Standard 1. Empowered Learner
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and design products and processes using technology.
- Articulate and set personal learning goals to acquire new knowledge independently and reflect on the learning process itself.
- Build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.
- Seek feedback that informs and improves their practice to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
- Create original works and modify existing works as a means of personal or group expression.
Standard 2. Digital Citizen
Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
- Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
- Determine, practice and encourage positive, safe, ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online.
- Create, acquire, remix, and publish digital content, making conscious choices regarding copyright (public domain, Creative Commons, all rights reserved).
- Explore information technology security and privacy issues, discussing their impact on individuals and societies along with best practices to protect computer users.
Standard 3. Knowledge Constructor
Students use critical thinking skills and technology to plan and conduct research.
- Plan and employ effective research strategies to guide inquiry.
- Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and (...) use information from a variety of sources and media.
- Evaluate and discriminate among selected sources based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
- Cite sources appropriately based on the task.
Standard 4. Innovative Designer
Students use critical thinking skills within a design process to identify and solve problems for a targeted audience.
- Identify and define needs and questions for investigation for a targeted audience.
- Plan and design solutions.
- Implement a solution.
- Design testing processes, evaluate the solution, and identify possible improvements.
Standard 5. Computational Thinker
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
- Explore the capabilities and limitations of various technologies and select and use appropriate applications to achieve desired outcomes.
- Troubleshoot various technologies.
- Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
- Compute using free/open source software and discuss the differences compared to proprietary software.
Standard 6. Creative Communicator
Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.
- Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
- Create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
- Communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
- Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Standard 7. Global Collaborator
Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.
- Connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
- Collaborate with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
- Contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
- Explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.