ISTE Formally Unveils New Standards for Students

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has unveiled new ISTE Standards for Students this week at its annual conference.

More than 2,700 people, including approximately 300 students, from 52 countries helped to create the new standards.

"Supporting a learner-driven approach, the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students are a blueprint by and for innovative educators worldwide to guide education transformation and meaningful, future-ready learning," according to a news release. "They are not about devices or using technology; they are about giving voice to learners the world over and ensuring that learning is a student-centered process of exploration and discovery."

"While I've always been excited to see how current and future technologies revolutionize the way we learn, I also recognize that it is about the learning — not the tech," said LeVar Burton, actor and education advocate, in a prepared statement. "The new ISTE Standards for Students illustrate that. When all kids learn in an environment infused with technology and digital resources, the educational playing field is leveled, and they are prepared to be lifelong learners."

More information is available at iste.org.

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