NCATE Standards

1.0 Foundations
2.0 Specialty Content Preparation
3.0 Professional Preparation

2.0  Specialty Content Preparation in Educational Computing and Technology Literacy
 2.1 Social, Ethical, and Human Issues


Describe the historical development and important trends affecting the evolution of technology and its probable future role in society.


Describe strategies for facilitating consideration of ethical, legal, and human issues involving school purchasing and policy decisions.

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2.2 Productivity Tools.


Use advanced features of word processing, desktop publishing, graphics programs and utilities to develop professional products.


Use spreadsheets for analyzing, organizing, and displaying numeric data graphically.


Design and manipulate databases and generate customized reports.


Use teacher utility and classroom management tools to design solutions for a specific purpose.


Identify, select, and integrate video and digital images in varying formats for use in presentations, publications and/or other products.


Apply specific-purpose electronic devices (such as, a graphing calculator, language translator, scientific probeware, or electronic thesaurus) in appropriate content areas.


Use features of applications that integrate word processing, database, spreadsheet, communication, and other tools.

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2.3 Telecommunications and Information Access


Access and use telecommunications tools and resources for information sharing, remote information access and retrieval, and multimedia/hypermedia publishing. 


use electronic mail and web browser applications for communications and for research to support instruction.


use automated on-line search tools and intelligent agents to identify and index desired information resource.

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 2.4 Research, Problem Solving, and Product Development


Identify basic principles of instructional design associated with the development of multimedia and hypermedia learning materials.


Develop simple hypermedia and multimedia products that apply basic instructional design principles.


Select appropriate tools for communicating concepts, conducting research, and solving problems for an intended audience and purpose.


Participate in collaborative projects and team activities.


Identify examples of emerging programming, authoring, or problem solving environments.


Collaborate in online workgroups to build bodies of knowledge around specific topics.


Use a computer projection device to support and deliver oral presentations.


Design and publish simple online documents that present information and include links to critical resources.


Develop instructional units that involve compiling,organizing, analyzing, and synthesizing of information and use technology to support these processes.


Conduct research and evaluate online sources of information that support and enhance the curriculum.

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1.0 Foundations
2.0 Specialty Content Preparation
3.0 Professional Preparation

ISTE is a nonprofit professional organization with a worldwide membership of leaders and potential leaders in educational technology. We are dedicated to promoting appropriate uses of information technology to support and improve learning, teaching,and administration in K-12 education and teacher education. ISTE's role is leadership--we provide our members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of incorporating computers, the Internet, and other new technologies into their schools.

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