Category "K-12"

Category "Standards"

June 30, 2005

Minnesota Technology Standards

Currently, the state of Minnesota does not have separate K-12 standards for technology literacy. The Department of Education's standards are in the following areas: arts, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Within each of these areas, technology literacy may be included; however there are no spearate technology standards or an explicit technology literacy initiative for K-12.

The standards themselves can be linked to directly here.

An example of how technology literacy is directly connected to the individual standards can be found under the Grade 1 Writing Standard in Language Arts: Handwriting and Word Processing. However, this standard simply states that "The student will improve his/her handwriting." Notice that although the Sub-Strand includes word processing, the standard itself does not mention technology. "Begin acquiring keyboarding skills" is not included in the benchmarks until Grade 3.

Posted by chri1010 at 10:55 AM | K-12 | Standards

Category "Beyond Minnesota Borders"

Category "Beyond Minnesota Borders"

Category "Information Literacy"

Category "K-12"

Category "Standards"

Category "Technology Literacy"

June 29, 2005

Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Information and Technology Literacy

Our neighbors to the east have developed a set of standards for K-12. Link to the PDF of the full report, including the standards, here.

Posted by chri1010 at 2:05 PM | Beyond Minnesota Borders | Beyond Minnesota Borders | Information Literacy | K-12 | Standards | Technology Literacy