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Six Must-Have Digital Skills

by Greg Carter

eSchool News

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How to sharpen your students’ digital skills

What are the digital skills 21st-century students absolutely must know? One valuable marker: the current standards set by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

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6 Digital Competencies Students Need

What are the digital skills that are “must have” for 21st century students? The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has broken them out into six areas of focus. To what extent is your school system addressing these areas?

It can be easy to assume that today’s digital native students have the skills they need to excel in a digital world. That may not be the case, however, and shouldn’t be taken for granted by instructors or administrators. ISTE’s areas of focus provide a good starting point for exploring the specifics of what your students will need to succeed in K-12, higher ed, and the world at large.

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