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According to the Maryland Technology Literacy Consortium:
“Technology literacy is the ability of an individual, working independently and with others, to responsibly, appropriately and effectively use technology tools to access, manage, integrate, evaluate, create and communicate information.“- Working definition of technology literacy
Therefore, standards have been made that students at all grade levels should meet. These are standards just like regular content standards (math, science, etc.) and should be followed in conjunction with various curriculum. Integration is the key!
Standard 1 Technology Systems
Standard 2 Digital Citzenship
Standard 3 Technology for Learning and Collaboration
Standard 4 Technology for Communciation and Expression
Standard 5 Technology for Information Use and Management
Standard 6 Technology for Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
The website Thinkport is a good resource for finding lesson plans which follow technology standards for students. In addition, the following sites are helpful to reaching the above standards:
Technology Integration This site includes links to digital ethics and digital media and much more!
Baltimore County Curriculum Based Technology Integration Activities This site has a helpful feature in which teachers can search for each of the above standards or content (Pre-K through 12).
Science links to Maryland Standards This lists websites that teachers can use to address Maryland science content.