Technology literacy isn't an extra - and itâ€™s not only about computers.
But, it is resource-intensive. It requires more flexibility than traditional school schedules and culture tend to allow - such as time for students to work with expert mentors on extended independent inquiries. It also requires more money and more creative adults who collaborate to model the kinds of 21st-century skills they want students to acquire.
Barriers to integrating technology literacy into classrooms include:
These hurdles donâ€™t need to block the way to helping students become the 21st-century learners they need to be. The suggestions in these TLAP professional development modules can help you change the way learning happens in your classroom. See the “Additional resources” link for a collection of some of the best ideas out there.