Technology is continually becoming advanced today. Before the development of technology, people usually couldn’t accomplish their job on time especially paper works. As you all know, people in the early 1900’s use typewriters to do paper works. Then, in the 1960’s, people were able to put numbers in a calculator. As the technology continually evolved, the computer was finally invented and people were able to navigate through the simplest word processor and are able to create a spreadsheet which was very useful in those days.
Even today, word processor and spreadsheet are very useful. These are what technology literacy refer to in the 19th century. Nowadays, it refers to the use of technology for communication, solving problems, being able to access, manage, integrate, evaluate, design and create information to improve learning in all subject areas, and for acquiring knowledge and skills. So, how important is technology literacy? Also, let us look into the standards for technology literacy and its connections to the classroom. Technology literacy help accomplish different learning tasks.
It also help understand someone’s capabilities and is used in making intelligent decisions. This makes technology literacy such a big deal. In many different parts of the world, classrooms are equipped with new technology and students are being taught how to be technology literate. In terms of the standards, this includes creativity and innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, communication and collaboration, research and information fluency, digital citizenship, as well as technology operations and concepts. The standards fort teachers include designing and developing digital work and learning.