Technology is multi-disciplinary by nature. The knowledge and skills acquired in using technology is used across the curriculum. Technology is a tool that adds an active dimension to the educational process, from hands-on tools, various software and media resources, to the ever evolving world wide web.
Globally, technology is the conduit by which humans modify nature to meet their needs and wants. Educational technological literacy promotes the use of specific computer hardware and available educational software, but does not propose to teach discreet technology skills in isolation. Classroom teachers who employ technology as an essential set of tools, can enhance the learning process, enrich academic performance, and equip students with the skills necessary to achieve success in life. Technology provides educators with the means to teach students in new and exciting ways and to have the students become active participants in the learning process. It extends the walls of the classroom by offering links to information and providing tools to explore, research, organize, and synthesize information.
This philosophy is grounded in the belief that our students are immersed in an ever-changing world that requires equally dynamic learning environments to meet and exceed its challenges. The curriculum will provide learning tools to enhance the student’s conceptual understanding, procedural knowledge, and problem solving skills in technological skills and uses, its nature and impact, and its social, ethical, and human aspects.
The strength of technology is that it provides an excellent platform where students can receive and collect information in multiple formats and then organize, link, and discover relationships between facts and events. An array of tools for acquiring information allows students dynamic ways to enter the learning enterprise successfully and to live productive lives in the global, digital, and information-based future they all face.