Box ES.1 The Components of Fluency with Information Technology
NOTE: Readers are urged to read Chapter 2 for more elaboration of these items.
- Engage in sustained reasoning.
- Manage complexity.
- Test a solution.
- Manage problems in faulty solutions.
- Organize and navigate information structures and evaluate information.
- Communicate to other audiences.
- Expect the unexpected.
- Anticipate changing technologies.
- Think about information technology abstractly.
Information Technology Concepts
- Information systems
- Digital representation of information
- Information organization
- Modeling and abstraction
- Algorithmic thinking and programming
- Limitations of information technology
- Societal impact of information and information technology
Information Technology Skill
- Setting up a personal computer
- Using basic operating system features
- Using a word processor to create a text document
- Using a graphic and/or artwork package to create illustrations, slides, or other image-based expressions of ideas
- Connecting a computer to a network
- Using the Internet to find information and resources
- Using a computer to communicate with others
- Using a spreadsheet to model simple processes or financial tables
- Using a database system to set up and access useful information
- Using instructional materials to learn how to use new applications or features