ISTE Student Standards


This project can help educators connect their students to various aspects of the ISTE Student Standards. The following ideas are shared in the 2016 ISTE Student Standards booklet. Not every class will work toward every standard listed below. Teachers will have to reflect on how they and their students are approaching the monster project in their work and learning.

Age Band Articulations: Ages 4-7

1. Empowered Learner
Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.
1.b. With guidance from an educator, students learn about various technologies that can be used to connect to others or make their learning environments personal and select resources from those available to enhance their learning.
1.c. With guidance from an educator, students recognize performance feedback from digital tools, make adjustments based on that feedback and use age-appropriate technology to share learning.

2. Digital Citizen
Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and act in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
2.a. Student practice responsible use of technology through teacher-guided online activities and interactions to understand how the digital space impacts their life.
2.b. With guidance from an educator, students understand how to be careful when using devices and how to be safe online, follow safety rules when using the internet and collaborate with others.
2.c. With guidance from an educator, students learn about ownership and sharing of information, and how to respect the work of others.
2.d. With guidance from an educator, students demonstrate an understanding that technology is all around them and the importance of keeping their information private.

6. Creative Communicator
Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats, and digital media appropriate to their goals.
6.a. With guidance from an educator, students choose different tools for creating something new or for communicating with others.
6.b. Students use digital tools to create digital works.
6.c. With guidance from an educator, students share ideas in multiple ways-visual, audio, etc.

7. Global Communicator
Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.
7.a. With guidance from an educator, students use technology tools to work with friends and with people outside their neighborhood, cities, and beyond.\

Age Band Articulations: Ages 8-11

1. Empowered Learner
Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.
1.c. Students seek feedback from both people and features embedded in digital tools and use technology to share learning.

2. Digital Citizen
Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and act in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
2.b. Students practice and encourage others in safe, legal and ethical behaviors when using technology and interacting online, with guidance from an educator.

6. Creative Communicator
Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats, and digital media appropriate to their goals.
6.a. Students recognize and utilize the features and functions of a variety of creation or communication tools.
6.b. Students create original works and learn strategies for remixing or repurposing to create new artifacts.
6.c. Students create digital artifacts to communicate ideas visually and graphically.
6.d. Students learn about audience and consider their expected audience when creating digital artifacts and presentations.

7. Global Communicator
Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.
7.a. Students use digital tools to work with friends and people from different backgrounds or cultures.