Technology TEKS

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications

The technology applications curriculum has six strands based on the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS•S) and performance indicators developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE): creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; research and information fluency; critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making; digital citizenship; and technology operations and concepts.

Through the study of technology applications, students make informed decisions by understanding current and emerging technologies, including technology systems, appropriate digital tools, and personal learning networks. As competent researchers and responsible digital citizens, students use creative and computational thinking to solve problems while developing career and college readiness skills.

Strand 1 - Creativity and Innovation

 Construct knowledge and develop digital products. 

Strand 2 - Communication and Collaboration

Use digital tools to reinforce and promote learning.

Strand 3 - Research and Information Fluency

Acquire and evaluate digital content.

Strand 4 - Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Solve problems, guide research, and evaluate projects using digital tools and resources.

Strand 5 - Digital Citizenship

Practice safe, responsible, legal, and ethical behavior while using digital tools.

Strand 6 - Technology Operations and Concepts

Appropriately use technology systems, concepts, and operations.