Technology Standards

Vermont Technology Standards & Grade Expectations - Students:
Based on 2007 National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S)

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NOTE: There are six NETS-S technology standards. The sixth standard, which deals with technology operations and concepts, is embedded in the scenarios of the other five standards.

Standard 1

 Creativity and Innovation
VT TGE 1. Creativity & Innovation PreK-12


Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:

a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.

b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
c. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
d. identify trends and forecast possibilities


S 1 Vermont Creativity & Innovation  Scenarios



Standard 3 

Research and Information Fluency

VT TGE 3. Research & Information Fluency PreK-12

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:

a. plan strategies to guide inquiry.

b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from 
a variety of sources and media.
c. evaluate and select information sources
d. process data and report results. 


S3 Vermont Research & Information Fluency Scenarios


Standard 5

Digital Citizenship

 VT TGE 5. Digital Citizenship (preK-12)

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:
a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology. 

b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity. 
c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.

d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.

S5 Vermont Digital Citizenship Scenarios

Standard 2

Communication and Collaboration

VT TGE 2. Communication & Collaboration PreK-12


Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:

a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.

b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.

c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.

d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

S 2 Vermont Communication & Collaboration Scenarios

Standard 4 

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

VT TGE 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving,
& Decision Making PrK-12

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:

a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.

b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.

d. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.

S4 Vermont Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making Scenarios

Standard 6 

Technology Operations and Concepts

VT TGE 6 Technology Operations & Concepts (PreK-12)

Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. 


a. understand and use technology systems

b. select and use applications effectively and productively.

c. troubleshoot systems and applications.

d. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.

Supporting Documents

Connected Classroom

Welcome to the Digital Classroom

From the National Writing Project: a snapshot of 

Why Digital Writing Matters--According to the ELA Common Core Standards (PDF

Common Core & Writing -Let's Write. Web version. by Bud the Teacher

E is for Explore!

VT TGEs by Grade Cluster PreK-8 (PDF)View online, save in Google Docs, or download

Vermont TGEs by Grade Cluster (.DOC)

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Vermont TGEs K-12 (PDF)

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Vermont TGEs K12 (DOC)

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Vermont Classroom Scenarios 

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Scenarios Complete Document

 21st Century Skills

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(Introduction & Overview Video)