Make something out of nothing (or repurpose something else)
Identify a problem and create a solution
Determine how things work so that better inventions can be made
Turn something imagined into a finished product
AASL Standards for 21st-Century Learners
positing questions and investigating the answers beyond the collection of superficial facts.
changing inquiry focus, questions, resources, or strategies when necessary to achieve success.
convergent thinking to formulate alternative conclusions and test them against the evidence
confidence by presenting ideas to others in both formal and informal situations
motivation by seeking information to answer personal questions and interests, ...and displaying a willingness to go beyond academic requirements
openness to new
ideas by considering
divergent opinions...and seeking information about new ideas encountered through academic and personal experience
1: Creativity & Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct
knowledge, and develop innovative products and
processes using technology
2: Communication & 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 & information fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate,
and use information.
4: Critical thinking, problem solving, & 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.
Students understand human, cultural, and societal
issues related to technology and practice legal and
6: technology operations & concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding
of technology concepts, systems, and operations.