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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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About Sean Thompson

Sean has accepted a position as the Director of Technology at The Early Learning Centre, City School, in Bangkok. He is excited to be working with Giovanni Piazza and the rest of the staff to raise awareness of digital-age teaching and learning practice in this Reggio Emilia inspired environment. Sean is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, an International Baccalaureate Educator Network Workshop Leader and a Google Educator available for professional development at your school.
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