Technology is not an “elective” with the Common Core Standards and 21st century learning. At a minimum, students need to know how to carry out computer-based tasks to perform well on the new SBAC testing. Four tasks that challenged students in the 2013 pilot tests were:
- Moving between two or more screens
- Operating spreadsheets and calculators
- Manipulating virtual objects such as geometric constructions
- Editing electronic text
If you are looking to develop student technical skills in these areas, the following resources may be helpful.