Thought Provoking stuff from Travis Ion
A learning colleague of mine, Mitch Norris, threw out a ripper of a comment at our last COETAIL (Certificate of Education Technology and Information Literacy) meeting at Yokohama International School. Mitch, excuse me if I have misquoted, “If ICT is meant to be a tool for enhancing learning, then why do we have ICT benchmarks?”
Pretty good point if you ask me, and one, it seems, I can`t let go of.
Most of you are aware of the International Society of Technology in Educuation (ISTE) and the National Education Technology Standards (NETS) that they promote.
“ISTE’s NETS for Students (NETS•S) are the standards for evaluating the skills and knowledge students need to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly global and digital world.”
These NETS are not only for students but also for administrators coaches and teachers, provide standards for schools to strive for. Though not compulsory among…
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