Technology advancements are revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. To thrive, people must understand how to use various technologies effectively to acquire, analyze, communicate, and create information. The collection of TechnoKids technology projects is designed to develop the skills students need today and provide a solid foundation that will guide them to future success. To make learning meaningful, TechnoKids uses a project based framework to integrate digital literacy skills and STEM education into curriculum.
What is Digital Literacy?
Digital literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information in a digital format. As educators, we have always focused on building literacy in reading and writing. Digital literacy builds on these foundational skills. It is a combination of cognitive skills, such as critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving, and technical skills, such as the use of digital tools, software, and computer systems. Students need this broad collection of competencies to succeed.
What is STEM?
STEM Education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning that combines Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to solve problems using real-world applications. It is important, not only because STEM careers are growing, and these skills are in demand. But also because the next generation of innovators must be able to combine knowledge from multiple disciplines.