• ware problem or how to make an informed decision about a public policy decision that involves information technology) and briefly say why you believe this is important. For each element, suggest what about it you believe should be taught at what grade levels.
  • What learning experiences do students need to achieve the technological literacy described in answer to question 2? ("Learning experiences" can include both in-school and out-of-school activities.) Please be specific, using examples from your own teaching if possible.
  • What technological environment (computers, networks, software, resources, etc.) do pre-college teachers need to teach technological literacy? What is the minimum technological environment needed today? What is the ideal technological environment needed today? Why? Please describe the relationship of the elements you provided in Question 2 to the nature of this environment. (For example, what kinds of computers or connections to the Internet are minimally adequate?)

D.2.4 Questions for Librarians

  1. In an online information community, what should every citizen know about information technology in order to make effective use of the capabilities it enables? Please describe each element of this knowledge (e.g., how to perform an Internet search, how to understand its results) and briefly say why you believe this is important. For each element, suggest what about it you believe should be taught at what grade levels.
  2. Two particularly important examples of new capabilities are those of information searching and information presentation. What are the basic principles that guide an effective search or presentation? At what level should these principles be taught? How should people learn about the limitations of searches and presentations?
  3. What learning experiences do students need to obtain the skills and knowledge described in answer to Questions 1 and 2? (Learning experiences can include both in-school and out-of-school activities.) Please be specific, using examples from your own teaching if possible.
  4. What technological environment (computers, networks, software, resources, etc.) is needed to support the learning experiences described in Question 3?


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