"Students must be technologically fluent, they must know how to learn, and they must be able to use technology to communicate, collaborate and support critical thinking and creative problem solving." (Toward an Effective Use of Technology in Education, A Summary of Research. Ross, John D., Tammy M. McGraw, Krista J. Burdette. AEL, 2003. p.5)
Information technology has become the new literacy and must be seen both as a distinct discipline and as a method of learning and communicating just as reading begins as a distinct skill and then becomes transparent to other learning. All students at Our Lady of Fatima will have the experience of Technology Education within their classrooms and in Grades 1 â€“ 8 they will attend a Technology class that has curriculum tailored to their needs and competencies to be reached.
Student competencies include specific skills associated with the use of information technology. Competencies are based on the Technology Strategic Plan set by the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools in 2007
Student Technology Competencies include: