Educational Technology

September 29, 2010

Achieving Techno-Literacy

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by Kevin Kelly, NY Times

Even so, as technology floods the rest of our lives, one of the chief habits a student needs to acquire is technological literacy — and we made sure it was part of our curriculum. By technological literacy, I mean the latest in a series of proficiencies children should accumulate in school. Students begin with mastering the alphabet and numbers, then transition into critical thinking, logic and absorption of the scientific method. Technological literacy is something different: proficiency with the larger system of our invented world. It is close to an intuitive sense of how you add up, or parse, the manufactured realm. We don’t need expertise with every invention; that is not only impossible, it’s not very useful. Rather, we need to be literate in the complexities of technology in general, as if it were a second nature.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/magazine/19FOB-WWLN-Kelly-t.html

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