Digital Learning & Technology

Nashoba Regional's Digital Literacy and Citizenship Student Expectations

The following NRSD grade span expectations were developed by our Instructional Technology staff and are in alignment with the International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) standards for students and the Common Core. They emphasize research, media literacy, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking.

Pre-K
Students will begin to explore the main components of a digital device and its use through developmentally appropriate software in a playful environment as well as explore other types of everyday technology.

Grades K-2
By the end of second grade, students will be able to perform basic skills and demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions and applications of a digital device. Students will develop the ability to demonstrate age appropriate responsible use of technology and an understanding of safe online practices that protect their privacy.

Grades 3-5
By the end of fifth grade, students will be able to use digital resources to communicate and collaborate with teachers and classmates to research and create multimedia projects that represent concepts learned in the classroom. Students will demonstrate the responsible use of technology and safe online practices that protect their privacy and respect for others.

Grades 6-8
By the end of eighth grade, students will be able use a variety of digital tools and online resources to communicate, collaboratively problem-solve and create as well as demonstrate age appropriate research skills. Students will demonstrate and be able to explain responsible use of technology both off and online. They will be able to describe and demonstrate the safe and ethical use of online programs.

Grades 9-12
By the end of the twelfth grade, students are engaged, self-reliant learners with the ability to think critically, problem solve and communicate effectively. Students will know how to use a variety of digital tools to research, evaluate, solve problems and make decisions connected to real world applications. At the end of twelfth grade, students need to understand and practice ethical responsibility as they prepare for college, career and life-long learning.