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Office of Digital Learning

Student Learning

Digital Literacy & Citizenship

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Massachusetts Technology Literacy Standards and Expectations Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
This document defines what K-12 students should know and be able to do in order to use technologies for lifelong learning and the world of work. Examples illustrate how students can acquire these skills while addressing the standards of the curriculum frameworks.

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Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards Panel
The Department is developing voluntary Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards, working in collaboration with the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network. A review panel, representing diverse perspectives, has been formed to guide this work and to prepare draft standard to present to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Digital Citizenship Resources
Standard 2 of the Massachusetts Technology Literacy Standards and Expectations asks that students develop the ability to "demonstrate the responsible use of technology and an understanding of ethics and safety issues in using electronic media at home, in school, and in society." This list of resources can be used to help meet this standard.

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Student Technology Support Teams
The Department in collaboration with the Northeast Comprehensive Center (NCC) selected districts within the state to provide information on how students support their schools' technological needs. Visit this page to explore case studies, interviews with teachers and students, and view two videos provided by the schools regarding their student technology support programs.

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International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) View External Link
ISTE is an association for educators and leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching through the effective use of technology. ISTE offers National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for students, teachers, administrators, technology coaches, and computer science educators.

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Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources
This webpage explains what districts need to do in order to comply with the 2010 bullying prevention and intervention law. It also includes a rich collection of resources for educators, parents, and students from government agencies and experts in this field.

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Cyber Safety Resources View External Link
Created by the students and educators in the Boston Public Schools, this site offers age-appropriate resources about the safe and appropriate use of technology. The site has Acceptable Use Policies for elementary, middle, and high school students, along with downloadable lesson plans, media presentations, posters, and worksheets.

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Technology Skills for Computer Based Assessments
Published by PARCC, Inc., this document lists the basic technology skills beginning in grade three required for taking computer based assessments.



Last Updated: January 27, 2016
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