View technology as a tool, not a set of skills in itself.

Technology is addressed in the introduction to the C.C. Literacy Standards document:


“Students Who are College and Career Ready in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, & Language”:
Use technology and digital media strategically and capably. Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and mediums and can select and use those best suited to their communication goals.

Additionally, technology is embedded in the college and career readiness anchor standards for each of the strands of ELA.


Reading:Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Writing: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Speaking & Listening: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations. And also – New technologies have broadened and expanded the role that speaking and listening play in acquiring and sharing knowledge and have tightened their link to other forms of communication. Digital texts confront students with the potential for continually updated content and dynamically changing combinations of words, graphics, images, hyperlinks, and embedded video and audio.

Examine grade level standards in the document linked below, and consider how you can integrate technology into your ELA lessons.