Technology Literacy & Citizenship

Developed from a combination of previous courses to better serve the 21st Century Wyckoff student efficiently. This course will present information on Technology Literacy to help students better understand the responsibilities of using appropriate technology in all subjects areas and in the real-world. It will incorporate Information Literacy skills to apply reading, writing, thinking, and searching in the 21st Century world, helping students to be able to locate and use information on any subject. Digital Citizenships will also an important aspect to help students be prepared to use technology in the social and ever changing online community. And finally, students will review and explore all laws and policies associated with information, copy, sharing, and using data found online or anywhere responsibly. Throughout this course students will also be exposed to some of the different online digital programs, creators, assessments, resources online and in the Media Center, as well as other options available to them while at Eisenhower Middle School.

Is the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information in its various formats to communicate clearly, make informed decisions, and construct new knowledge.

Technology literacy is the ability to responsibly use appropriate technology to communicate, solve problems, access, manage, integrate, evaluate, and create information to improve learning in all subject areas and to acquire lifelong knowledge and skills in the 21st century.

Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/ young people/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology.