The NETSThe National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Project was initiated by the
Accreditation and Professional Standards Committee of the International Society for
Technology in Education (ISTE). ISTE has emerged as a recognized leader among
professional organizations for educators involved with technology. ISTE's mission
is to promote appropriate uses of technology to support and improve learning,
teaching, and administration. Its members are leaders in educational technology,
including teachers, technology coordinators, education administrators, and teacher
educators. ISTE supports all subject area disciplines by providing publications,
conferences, online resources, and services that help educators combine the knowledge and skills of their teaching fields with the application of technologies to improve
learning and teaching.The primary goal of the NETS Project is to enable stakeholders in PK-12 education
to develop national standards for the educational uses of technology that facilitate
school improvement in the United States. The NETS Project is developing standards
to guide educational leaders in recognizing and addressing the essential conditions
for the effective use of technology to support PK-12 education.The NETS for Students (NETS•S) Curriculum Series Project represents a continuation of ISTE's desire to provide educators with the means to implement the NETS. Science Units for Grades 9–12 is specifically designed to provide high school teachers
with curriculum to meet the Grades 9–12 performance indicators of the NETS.
NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS FOR STUDENTSThe NETS for Students are divided into six broad categories. Standards within each
category are to be introduced, reinforced, and mastered by students. These categories
provide a framework for linking performance indicators, listed by grade level, to the
standards. Teachers can use these standards and profiles as guidelines for planning
technology-based activities in which students achieve success in learning, communication, and life skills.
|1. ||Basic operations and concepts|
|• ||Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.|
|• ||Students are proficient in the use of technology.|
|2. ||Social, ethical, and human issues|
|• ||Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.|
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Science Units for Grades 9-12.
Contributors: Randy L. Bell - Editor, Joe Garofalo - Editor, Deborah Aufdenspring - Author, Ian C. Binns - Author, Adrienne Gauthier - Author, Karen E. Irving - Author, Stacey Koonce - Author, Lawrence Krissek - Author, Walter McKenzie - Author, Rebecca L. McNall - Author, Mike Menchaca - Author, Jeffrey Nugent - Author, Susan O'Hara - Author, Jeffrey J. Steckroth - Author, Jessica Stephenson - Author, Gerry Swan - Author, Douglas Toti - Author, Kathy Trundle - Author.
Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education.
Place of publication: Eugene, OR.
Publication year: 2005.
Page number: 1.
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