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Technology Literacy

It is a mistake to assume that today's students are technologically literate just because they seem comfortable with computers. Like all literacies, Technology Literacy is a continuum of skills that can always be improved. Every student deserves a wide range of educational experiences with various types of hardware and software.

Students should use technology to produce artifacts for:
  • Print
  • Presentation
  • Online

Students should have multiple opportunities to use hardware such as computers, scanners, printers, digitizing tablets, digital projectors, digital cameras (both still and video), audio recorders, MIDI keyboards, and MP3 players. School computers should have both headphones and microphones.

Software instruction and use should include much more than just word processing, slide show creation, and basic spreadsheet use. Professional media creation tools are now available to everyone. Inexpensive, and often free, software is available for page design/layout, drawing/painting, photo editing, audio recording/editing, and video editing.

Students need and deserve instruction and practical experience in media production.
Curriculum
References
  • The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, New York, 2005)
  • Web 2.0
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