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Technology Literacy

Students​ responsibily use the appropriate technology to communicate; solve problems; access, manage, integrate, evaluate, design, and create information to improve learning in all subject areas and to acquire lifelong knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Students:
  • Apply technology effectively.
  • Communicate responsibly in awareness of their digital footprint.
  • Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information.
  • Use digital technologies (Computers, media players, PDA's, GPS, etc), communication/networking tools appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information.
  • Develop an awareness of technology-related careers, as well as an understanding of and sensitivity to societal issues related to technology.
  • Use innovative ways of applying technology in challenging new situations.
  • Use social media and other electronic tools to communicate and collaborate with people in other nations.


Technology Literacy Assessment Tools


Suggested Best Practices:
"Computer skills and the ability to use computers and other technology to improve learning, productivity, and performance."
Ideas for Best Practices: The Technology Integration Matrix - self assessment tool for teachers


Works Consulted
Thomas & Knezek. Technology Literacy for the Nation and for Its Citizens, 1995.
"P21 Framework Definitions Document." Partnership for 21st Century Skills (2009): pp 5-6. Web. 2 Dec 2009. <http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/documents/p21_framework_definitions_052909.pdf>.