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The links below are offered to help build common understanding of 21st Century Literacies and what might be considered " Quality Indicators." What are we really after when we plan to integrate technology into learning environments?

From The National Council of Teachers of English: 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment Framework

"The C's of Change": An Extended Interview with Members of the UCONN New Literacies Research Lab

"Many groups from the private sector and national content organizations have tried to identify 21st Century skills. Some commonalities emerge when you view the following reports: Partnership for 21st Century Skills Framework (2007); enGauge 21st Century Skills (North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 2000); ISTE NET-S Standards (2007); AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner (2007); the NCTE policy statement Towards a Definition of 21st Century Literacies (2008); Are They Really Ready to Work? (Casner-Lotto & Barrington, 2006)."

Telling the New Story: Kathy Cassidy (Video - Grade 1 in Moosejaw Saskatchewan)

Other videos you might wish to see:

Critical Issue: Providing Professional Development for Effective Technology Use an article from the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory

Standards and More

ICSD Technology Literacy Standards K-8

ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) & NYS Education Department

ISTE Standards for Students

ISTE Student Profiles

NYS-ISTE Crosswalk:

Technology Standards in one column, NYS Standards in another. Match them for integration.

Boston Public Schools

The Technology Competencies are particularly interesting. Very specific expectations are defined.


Technology Literacy Definitions

Technology literacy definitions by NYSED, ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), and SETDA (State Educational Technology Directors Association).

Technology Literacy Assessment

Resources for different assessment approaches of knowledge-based, performance-based, and portfolio-based.

IntelĀ® Education Initiative

See especially this examples in this Subject Index

Ohio Treasure Chest of Technology Resources

Online collection of thousands of websites which are high-quality, teacher-reviewed, interactive, and free. Each website is aligned directly to the Ohio Academic Content Standards in math, science, language arts, and social studies, and ready for use in your classroom.
Also from Ohio, for plannning:

Literacy With ICT Across the Curriculum

The purpose of this website is to help teachers, school leaders, and curriculum developers to understand the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in classroom learning, teaching, and assessment.