ISTE and evolution of digital citizenship

Where digital citizenship comes from.
Chapter 1 of Digital Community, Digital Citizenship (Ohler, 2010) addresses the history of educational technology in K-12 since the advent of desktop computing. It also addresses the evolution of the development of educational technology standards by the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), which to this day serve as the international standards in area of using technology for teaching and learning. Links on this page help readers under this evolution.

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ISTE Standards

ISTE Standards - the shift from technology to citizenship. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) created standards for students, teachers and administrators. Each set of standards has gone through a major upgrade. In these upgrades we see the shift in our understanding of how technology is to be viewed. Among the many new perspectives that emerge from the new standards is a focus on citizenship, digital community, creativity and innovation and placing technology in a social context.

ISTE Student standards:
ISTE Student standards: ISTE Administrator standards:


Other resources

Also referenced in this chapter are the following resources:
  • Brain Rules by John Medina. Medina's book about what brain research tells us about, among other things, how we learn. This link takes you to his website.
  • Digital Citizenship by Mossberger, Tolbert & McNeal. (MIT Press, 2008). "Digital Citizenship examines the impact of the Internet on civic engagement and political participation. This book is a compelling and informative study that brings new survey evidence to bear on the power of the Internet. Through careful and detailed exploration, the authors demonstrate that the Internet brings important benefits to society and government, while those outside the digital revolution suffer from the lack of access to Internet technology."—Darrell West, Department of Political Science, Brown University
    • I frequently use Dertouzos concept from this book called the ancient human - that very old part of us that drives all the new things we create.  From the Amazon description: "In The Unfinished Revolution, Dertouzos unmasks the deficiencies of our present systems and makes a compelling case for "human-centric computing," which has the potential to dramatically reduce our techno-aggravation, while improving our productivity and effectiveness."


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