Modern technologies, particularly multimedia and digital networks, can enable people to change education profoundly. These technologies alter the methods and economics governing how people produce, disseminate, and use knowledge and communicate with each other. These changes in turn affect the curriculum: what is taught, how students gain access to it and what human achievements result. Reshaping the curriculum through digital communications has enormous potential for advancing both intellectual excellence and democratic equity.
It is the vision of the North Syracuse Central School District that students graduate with a level of technical proficiency which will enable them to be capable information technology users. To assist in achieving this vision, a committee is working to establish common K-7 curricular computer expectations. The committee is aligning the expectations with the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) and the New York State Learning Standards. Please use the links below to explore these standards.
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Curriculum, Instruction & Instructional Technology, NYS
New York State Curriculum, instruction and Technology page. Includes links to all the NYS standards and curriculum updates.
NYS Edcuation Department Virtual Learning System
The purpose of the New York State Education Department's Virtual Learning System is to encourage the use of the Internet as a tool for teaching and learning and to assist classroom teachers in locating Internet resources for instruction. VLS offers the full text of New York State's learning standards with their key ideas and performance indicators, as well as alternate performance indicators for students with severe disabilities. It provides resources that classroom teachers can use to support preK-12 standards-based instruction, such as sample tasks, learning experiences and lesson plans.
Outlook 2003 Training
Do you need help with Outlook 2003? Follow this link to Microsoft's training site that provides free training and tips for this email program.
National Educational Technology Standards
Information and links to national educational technology standards for students, teachers and administrators.