The Common Core State Standards outline rigorous content expectations with the intent to make all students ready for life in a technological society. To this end, they do not treat technology as a separate strand of content, but rather incorporate expectations of technological proficiency throughout the content standards. The need to use technological tools effectively is imbedded into every aspect of today's curriculum.
From the Common Core State Standards:
"To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a technological society, students need the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas, to conduct original research in order to answer questions or solve problems, and to analyze and create a high volume and extensive range of print and nonprint texts in media forms old and new."
"The need to conduct research and to produce and consume media is embedded into every aspect of today's curriculum. In like fashion, research and media skills and understandings are embedded throughout the Standards rather than treated in a separate section."
"Students who are college and career ready 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."