Essential questions: How have ISTE standards evolved from version 1, to version 2 (the Refresh Standards), to version 3 (the 2016 standards)? What might the next iteration (version 4) look like?
The ISTE standards have gone through many changes to fit the needs of students and teachers as technology advances. With version 1, the focus was on just being able to use the technology available. As 2007 came around and version 2 was posted there was a bigger push to use the technology more creatively and to start look at global connections. Now with version 3, published in 2016, the standards have had to shift focus to include social media and a student's digital footprint. These standards are more involved, in that students are driving where technology takes them, and with this they must be ready to think creatively to solve increasingly more complex problems.
The biggest uncertainty is where will version 4 of the ISTE standards take us? All of the standards seem to build on each other, so it seems to follow that version 4 might be more complex. In this I was intrigued by the idea of implants that Erika brought up. It is a cool idea, but I agree that it poses many risks. Especially considering what information would be stored on there. I wonder if there will ever be a time where we all have to be implanted with a chip? So many others in the class brought up privacy as an increasing issue and I believe this is something that will always be a struggle. Chip or no chip how to we keep everyone's information secure?
One major concern that Josie got me to thinking about was the increased screen time. In the documentary Generation Like, from week 1, it talked about how this increased screen time is negatively affect mental health. Some of this is related to cyber bullying, but some of it is just about the way we are perceiving things that are very impersonal. The internet lacks the personal connection and many times we take things the wrong way. I hope that as the ISTE standards evolve they might address the concern of the amount of screen time.
With everything from this week, it is both scary and exciting to live in a world where technology is advancing so rapidly. We have gone from just being able to use computers to now thinking about global connections and how to keep our privacy. As technology continues to advance I feel that privacy will continue to be an issue. I wonder if there will every come a day when everyone has implants, and if so what information would be stored on it? This could become a major privacy issue, and only time will tell what the future has in store for us.