Content Category: STEM or STEAM

<h3><strong>ISTE Standards (International Society for Technology in Education)</strong></h3> <em>The <a href="https://www.iste.org/iste-standards" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISTE Standards</a> provide the competencies for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age, providing a comprehensive roadmap for the effective use of technology in schools worldwide.</em> <h4><strong>1.1 Empowered Learner</strong></h4> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><strong>Summary:</strong> Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving, and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.1.a Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.1.b Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.1.c Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.1.d Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.</span></li> </ul> <h4><strong>1.2 Digital Citizen</strong></h4> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><strong>Summary:</strong> 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.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.2.a Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.2.b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.2.c Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.2.d Students manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.</span></li> </ul> <h4><strong>1.3 Knowledge Constructor</strong></h4> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><strong>Summary:</strong> Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.3.a Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.3.b Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.3.c Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.3.d Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.</span></li> </ul> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400">1.4 Innovative Designer</span></h2> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><strong>Summary:</strong> Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.4.a Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.4.b Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.4.c Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.4.d Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.</span></li> </ul> <h4><strong>1.5 Computational Thinker</strong></h4> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><strong>Summary:</strong> Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.5.a Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.5.b Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.5.c Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">1.5.d Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.</span></li> </ul>
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