National Educational Technology Standards for Students

1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
5. Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
ISTE's Educational Technology Standards for Students (2007)
pdf of NETS-S
NETS-S Student Profiles
NETS-S Essential Conditions

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner (2007)

The Standards describe how learners use skills, resources, and tools to
1) inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge;
2) draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge;
3) share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society; and
4) pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
pdf of Standards for the 21st Century Learner
Link to a correlation of the AASL/AECT Information Literacy standards (1998) to the 2007 Standards for the 21st Century Learner from School Library Media Activities Monthly: http://www.schoollibrarymedia.com/articles/correlations2008v24n6.html


Definition of Educational Technology from the Association of Educational Communications and Technology:


Educational technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.
Definition of Educational Technology