Children today are born into a world where digital access to information is commonplace. “Technology” has become a seamless aspect of their normal way of interacting with the world. Access to technology, both hands on and digital, is not enough. The ubiquitous infusion of technology fosters a need for developing students’ Technological Literacy. The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) states “in order to be a technologically literate citizen, a person should understand what technology is, how it works, how it shapes society and in turn how society shapes it. Moreover, a technologically literate person has some abilities to “do” technology that enables them to use their inventiveness to design and build things and to solve practical problems that are technological in nature.”
San Carlos School District is committed to fostering Technological Literacy in our students as well as providing robust 21st Century learning environments where students seamlessly employ digital tools as part of their in and out of class work. SCSD has adopted the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students for evaluating the skills and knowledge students need to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly global and digital world.