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Comparative Analysis of NETS for Students 1998 & 2008

Looking at the ISTE Web site, and the NETS-S from 1998 compared with 2008, what is the main difference between the two?

Why might the committee have decided to "refresh" the NETS for students?

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NETS- s Standards
Question:
Looking at the ISTE Web site, and the NETS-S from 1998 compared with 2008, what is the main difference between the two? Why might the committee have decided to "refresh" the NETS for students?

Answer:

NETS FOR STUDENTS 1998
Released in 1998, the original ISTE NETS for Students ONLY identified skills and knowledge every student needed to succeed in the technology and information environment emerging at the time. It aimed to help students prepare to work, live, and contribute to the social and civic fabric of their communities.

The Standards included the following:
1. Basic Operations and Concepts
a. Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
b. Students are proficient in the use of technology.

2. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
a. Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.
b. Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.
c. Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

3. Technology Productivity Tools
a. Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
b. Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.

4. Technology Communications Tools
a. Students use ...

Solution Summary

This solution compares the old and new standards NETS for Student 1998 version and 2008 version and the reasons to "refresh" the standards in 800 words.

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