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Learnings about technology integration in education from a local ed tech head in the Monterey Bay.

Intro to Tech in Common Core State Standards


The following presentation, information, tools, and resources are to help understand the requirements and implications of technology in the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium technology usage 

Presentation (PDF) 50 mb



  1. SBAC Technology Requirements
    1. Technology Strategy Framework and System Requirements Specifications Executive Summary (revised 2/6/13) (PDF)
    2. Technology Strategy Framework and System Requirements Specifications (revised 2/6/13) (PDF)
    3. Hardware & Operating Systems Infographic (revised 2/6/13) (PDF)
    4. Technology Strategy Framework and System Requirements Specifications Q&A (PDF)
    5. Bandwidth Check Instructions (PDF) and Online Tool. The bandwidth checker is compatible with Mozilla Firefox on computers with Windows, OS X, or Linux operating systems; Safari on tablets using the iOS operating system; and Chrome on tablets using the Android operating system. The bandwidth checker cannot be accessed using Internet Explorer.
  2. ISTE - International Society for Technology in Education
    1. NETS Students (PDF) NETS Students Profiles (PDF)
    2. NETS Teachers (PDF
    3. NETS Administrators (PDF)
  3. Technology Skills Matrix for Students from Fresno COE (PDF) 
    1. Recommended Student Technology Skills for the Common Core. Feel free to use this as a guide while you are developing rigorous and relevant content.
  4. Sample Technology Skills Matrix by grade level (PDF)
  5. Common Core: Digital Crosswalk from Solano COE (areas highlighted indicate digital/technology resources required)
    1. ELA and Writing K-5 (PDF)
    2. ELA and Writing 6-12 (PDF)
    3. ELA Literacy 6-12 (PDF)
  6. Rigor Relavance Chart and added Products with Technology (PDF)
  7. Connecting The Dots: Tying Technology to The Common Core Standards (PDF)

Articles to Read:

Resources for Integrating Tech

  • EdutopiaEmpowering and connecting teachers, administrators, and parents with innovative solutions and resources to better education.
  • Edudemic: The goal is to connect teachers, administrators, students, and just about everyone else with the best technology on the planet.

Professional Development Resources

  • Free PD Resources
  • FEE PD Resources
    • Atomic Learning offers solutions for professional development, technology integration and software training and support that simplify educational technology.
    • CUE - Computere Using Educators Online PD
    • Software training & tutorial video library. Our online courses help you learn critical skills. Free access & previews on hundreds of tutorials.
  •  Certification PD Programs
    • Leading Edge Certification (LEC) is a national certification program in educational technology and curriculum innovation. Created by an Alliance of nonprofits, universities and educational agencies, LEC is the first national certification program of its kind, and is platform and vendor neutral. There are five (5) areas of certification offered by LEC:
      • Online and Blended Teacher
      • Administrator
      • Digital Educator (available in July, 2013)
      • Teacher Librarian (available in July, 2014)
      • Leading Educator (Professional Developer)
      • CONTACT your local CTAP for local programs, dates and times

Video Keynotes

Updating Your Tech Policies

  • brought together the top educational professional organizations in CA around one goal — making navigation through the complex issues surrounding technology in education SIMPLER for districts and county offices of education.

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