We live in a
technological world. Living in the twenty-first century requires much
more from every individual than a basic ability to read, write, and
perform simple mathematics. Technology affects every aspect of our
lives; from enabling citizens to perform routine tasks to requiring that
they be able to make responsible, informed decisions that affect
individuals, our society, and the environment.
Citizens of today must
have a basic understanding of how technology affects their world and
how they exist both within and around technology. Technological literacy
is fundamentally important for all students.