Vermont Technology Standards & Grade Expectations - Students 
Based on 2007 National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S)

Technology Standards Home | Scenarios Introduction | NETS-S1 | NETS-S2  | NETS-S3  | NETS-S4  | NETS-S5 | Vermont Tech GEs 2010

NOTE: There are six NETS-S technology standards. The sixth standard, which deals with technology operations and concepts, is embedded in the scenarios of the other five standards.

Standard 1
 Creativity and Innovation
VT TGE 1. Creativity & Innovation PreK-12

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:
a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
c. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
d. identify trends and forecast possibilities







Standard 3 
Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
a. plan strategies to guide inquiry.
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from 
a variety of sources and media.
c. evaluate and select information sources
d. process data and report results. 



Standard 5
Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:
a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology. 
b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity. 
c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.

Standard 2
Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.


Standard 4 
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, & Decision Making
VT TGE 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, 
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:
a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
d. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.

Standard 6 
Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
Students:
a. understand and use technology systems
b. select and use applications effectively and productively.
c. troubleshoot systems and applications.
d. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.

NOTE: There are six NETS-S technology standards. The sixth standard, which deals with technology operations and concepts, is embedded in the scenarios of the other five standards.



Online Supporting Documents

From the National Writing Project: a snapshot of 
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Common Core & Writing -Let's Write. Web version. by Bud the Teacher
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E is for Explore!
VT TGEs by Grade Cluster PreK-8 (PDF)
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VT TGEs Poster
11x17 Tabloid size for your classroom

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Vermont Classroom Scenarios 
'Teaser" summaries by grade cluster:
One page per cluster. Use to quickly
find a match to your existing units or to
develop something new!
Scenarios Complete Document
Detailed scenarios for all standards
TGEs Digital Tools Connections
Tools mentioned in the TGES that we have
access to on PCs or online
. Useful for lesson
& PD planning

TGEs Connections to 21st Century Skills
21St Century skills by standard, indicator, grade level
Please look for the Appendix Key mentioned below


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Vermont TGEs K12 (DOC)
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 21st Century Skills