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This document presents the following technology standards adopted by the Arizona Board of Education: (1) students understand the operations and functions of technology systems and are proficient in the use of technology; (2) students understand the social, ethical, and human issues related to using technology in their daily lives and demonstrate responsible use of technology systems, information, and software; (3) students use technology tools to enhance learning, to increase productivity and creativity, and to construct technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works; (4) building on productivity tools, students will collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences using telecommunications and media; (5) students utilize technology-based research tools to locate and collect information pertinent to the task, as well as evaluate and analyze information from a variety of sources; and (6) students use technology to make and support decisions in the process of solving real-world problems. Competencies for readiness (kindergarten), foundations (grades 1-3), essentials (grades 4-8), proficiency (grades 9-12), and distinction (honors) are listed for each standard. (Includes a glossary.) (MES)

Descriptors: Academic Standards, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards

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Author: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.


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