This document provides a framework for the integration of technology
across the curriculum.
The Louisiana K-12 State Educational Technology Guidelines are based on
the National Educational Technology Standards and the Louisiana State
Content Standards. These technology standards support the beliefs set
forth by the state educational technology goal: "All educators and
learners will have access to technologies that are effective in improving
The Louisiana K-12 State Educational Technology Guidelines parallel the
foundation skills and core understandings embodied in the Louisiana
Content Standards. Additionally, the guidelines are designed to reflect
the conviction that technology is best understood and taught in a
realistic and integrated setting in a variety of curriculum areas. The
alignment of the technology guidelines with the foundation skills provides
for such integration across all content areas. Consequently, these
guidelines and the associated performance indicators are to be integrated
in all aspects of the curriculum and not taught in isolation, utilizing
fully the resources of the classroom, the school, and the community. The
technology guidelines promote the development of technology/information
literate students, including those with disabilities, to be self-directed
learners, who individually and collaboratively use technology/information
responsibly to create quality products and to be productive citizens. The
focus is on learning with information and technology rather than learning
about technology. Integration of these guidelines will be varied and
dynamic, reflecting the diversity of instructional and student needs in
our schools and districts.
Technology consists of any electronic tool used for solving problems,
communicating clearly, processing information, increasing productivity,
accomplishing a task, making informed decisions, and enhancing the quality
K-12 Technology Standards
- Technology Communication Tools (Communication Foundation
- Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and
interact with peers, experts and other audiences.
- Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate and
present information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.
- Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools (Problem
Solving Foundation Skill)
- Students use appropriate technology resources for solving problems
and making informed decisions.
- Students employ technology for real world problem solving.
- Students evaluate the technology selected, the process, and the
final results through the use of informed decision-making skills.
- Technology Productivity Tools (Resource Access and Utilization
- Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase
productivity, and promote creativity.
- Students use productivity tools to work collaboratively in
developing technology-rich, authentic, student-centered products.
- Technology Research Tools (Linking and Generating Knowledge
- Students use appropriate technology to locate, evaluate, and
collect information from a variety of sources.
- Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
- Students evaluate and select new information resources and
technological innovations based on the appropriateness to specific
- Social, Ethical, and Human Issues (Citizenship Foundation
- Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues
related to technology.
- Students practice responsible use of technology systems,
information, and software.
- Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that
support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and
- Basic Operations and Concepts
- Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and
operation of technology systems.
- Students are proficient in the use of technology