Profiles for technology-literate students

In 1998, ISTE released a set of technology standards for K-12 students—performance indicators that could be used as benchmarks to define "technology-literate" students at each grade level. The new ISTE publication expands upon these benchmarks by providing illustrations of classroom scenarios in which students demonstrate the desired skills.

For example, according to ISTE's technology standards, prior to the completion of grade eight, students should be able to:

1. Apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems that occur during everyday use;

2. Demonstrate knowledge of current changes in information


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