National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)

ISTE and the NETS

The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) are the standards for learning, teaching, and leading in the digital age and are widely recognized and adopted worldwide. ISTE developed the NETS with input from the field and pioneered their use among educators.

Why are the NETS important?

Technology has forever changed not only what we need to learn, but the way we learn.

The NETS set a standard of excellence and best practices in learning, teaching, and leading with technology in education. The benefits of using the NETS include:

  • Improving higher-order thinking skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity
  • Preparing students for their future in a competitive global job market
  • Designing student-centered, project-based, and online learning environments
  • Guiding systemic change in our schools to create digital places of learning
  • Inspiring digital age professional models for working, collaborating, and decision making
iste-nets Administrators NETS for Administrators
iste-nets Teachers NETS for Teachers
iste-nets Students NETS for Students
iste-nets Coaches NETS for Coaches
iste-nets Computer Science Educators NETS for Computer Science Educators