Lead Teacher, Educational Technology
Instructional Technology Learning Expectations
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
The following learning expectations define what students should know and be able to do in order to use technologies for learning. As teachers concentrate on teaching the state frameworks, they also need to provide students with opportunities that build technology skills. When students leave high school they should know how to select the right technology tool to perform the task most efficiently. They should be able to access the Internet to locate information on a particular subject. They should be able to analyze the information for relevance and accuracy, and to synthesize and present it in a professional manner. These are life skills that will help them thrive in a world where new technologies continue to emerge and information grows ever more abundant. (Excerpted from Massachusetts Instructional Technology Standards by David P. Driscoll, Commissioner of Education.)
The term technology used within these learning expectations refers to the instructional or educational technology. The instructional technology learning standards include not just learning with computers but encompass a broad range of hardware, software, and networking technology that is cross disciplinary and can be identified in all of the major academic disciplines.