ISTE Standards 

Below is the Standards Alignment document showing how the 21things4students addresses the ISTE-S (International Technology Standards in Education for Students) and Common Core State Standards.
Note: Michigan adopted the ISTE Standards for Students as competencies for technology integation (MITECS) during the 2017-18 school year. 

The 21t4s INDEX   can be used to sort these resources by ISTE Standard.

The cross-walk Excel file (will be updated for 2018-19) showing the alignment of the 21things4students by Quest with the new 2016 ISTE Standards for Students. 

Incorporating Technology with Best Practice

The 21things Project  utilizes the "Classroom Instruction that Works" and "Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works" frameworks to show how best practice and technology work together to improve teaching and learning.  

Educators using the 21 Things 4 Students do more than teach technology tools. The table below shows examples of how thoughtful implementation of the curriculum and resources found in 21 Things 4 Students can support best practice in the classroom.

Share the following "Best Practice in Action" document  with your administrator in support of your teacher evaluation.


For more ideas on best practice and technology, visit   

Technology Integration Matrix

The Florida Center for Technology for Instructional Technology (FCIT) has created a helpful Technology Integration Matrix.

It 'provides a framework for describing and targeting the use of technology to enhance learning', using five characteristics of meaningful learning environments with five levels of technology integration.

This is a Technology Scope and Sequence document showing K-12 skills based on the ISTE standards. This was developed by the educational technology faculty at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, FL.