What do you think students should be learning about technology? The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is asking for input on the new draft Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards. These standards are designed to highlight the technology skills that all students should be developing with the support of their teachers.
The standards are listed by grade range (K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12) and are organized into the following categories:
- Computing and Society (Safety & Security; Ethics & Laws; Interpersonal & Societal Impact)
- Digital Tools and Collaboration (Digital Tools; Collaboration & Communication; Research)
- Computing Systems (Computing Devices; Human & Computer Partnerships; Networks; Services)
- Computational Thinking (Abstraction; Algorithms; Data; Programming & Development; Modeling & Simulation)
Public input is an essential part of this process and the Board has committed to using comments to help refine the standards before they are adopted. The public comment period is open through April 6, 2016.
The standards can be viewed here – Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards.
To respond to the survey, go to the Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards Panel page on the ESE website, and click on the survey link under “Request for Public Comment”.
Add your voice to the discussion!