The 21st Century Kindergarten Classroom
New Tools, New Challenges, New Rewards
What are the Standards

What are technology standards for Kindergarten?  
 
First, let’s look at the Common Core State Standards.   These language arts and mathematics standards represent a set of skills and expectations necessary for students to graduate from high school so that they can succeed in college and careers.  Adopted by most states(48), these high standards trickle down from high school through Kindergarten.  Written primarily for math and language arts the authors also discuss technology as follows:
 
"Just as media and technology are integrated in school and life in the twenty-first century, skills related to media use (both critical analysis and production of media) are integrated throughout the standards."    (http://www.corestandards.org/)
 
 
So where do we go from here.  Lets look at what Partnership for 21st Century considers the key ingredients for students to be successful in 21st century.

How will the 21st Century Kindergarten classroom look while we teach Common Core Standards.  Watch some of these videos and read some of the examples of incorporating Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving and communication and collaboration into the kindergarten classroom.
 
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