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If schools wish to prepare their kids for future success and opportunities, they must devote time and resources to teaching them technology skills.
Fremont, CA: Technology's development has been rapid, and it doesn't appear to be slowing down any time soon. Indeed, technology is advancing on a daily basis, becoming increasingly vital and far-reaching. This isn't even taking into account the addition of hybrid and distance learning. Furthermore, the workforce is getting more technologically advanced, even in positions that previously did not have a single technical component. Due to the rapid change to such a modern environment, many schools are unsure about how to go with integrating technology into their classrooms. In order to educate students for future opportunities, it is now necessary to teach them technology. Students will be significantly more prepared for success if they can learn computer skills in the classroom rather than learning from a curriculum that was mostly built before computers became so popular.
Crucial technological aspects that must be taught in k-12 schools:
Cybersecurity: If youngsters don't know what they're doing, there are many methods for them to inadvertently utilize technology in insecure ways. To begin, students should develop a general apprehension about security and the Internet. They must understand which websites to avoid as well as the dangers of chat rooms and communicating with strangers anonymously. They must learn how to create secure passwords and how to keep them hidden. Strange emails, texts, or links should also be avoided because they could be hacked or infect their device with a virus. In an ideal world, schools would also teach their students how to use Multi-Factor Authentication, which requires a user to use multiple authentication methods to prove that they are who they say they are.
General information: Schools should teach kids fundamental skills in order to use the Internet for educational purposes and to prepare them for future changes. Rotating a PDF, understanding how to set up a computer network, forcing frozen applications to quit, and properly saving and backing up the work are all examples of these talents. Students will be considerably more productive and adept technological users if these basic and essential skills are taught to them.
Good research skills
The disadvantage of having plenty of resources is that students must learn how to sort through them, as not everything on the Internet is reliable or accurate. As a result, a classroom is an excellent place for students to learn what constitutes a good source and how to determine whether or not something contains credible information. This will help youngsters develop vital employment skills while also ensuring that fake news does not lead them astray or that content that has not been fact-checked has no influence on them.