Technology skills are an important and integral part of this generation’s daily life, involving more than learning keyboarding skills, using a credit-recovery program, or taking online assessments. In this world, students need to be able to access, apply and share large amounts of information with others appropriately and safely. They need to be able to communicate and collaborate, in a variety of forms, to advocate for themselves and on behalf of others. Today, their voices can be heard in a way that was simply not possible even five short years ago.
Student ability to use and access technology in Springfield Public Schools is dependent upon three critical factors:
- Teacher understanding and ability to use technology;
- Teacher understanding and ability to apply technology within a curricular context; and
- Student access to current and reliable technologies.