How do digital technologies support the ways God designed us to learn?
Digital technologies assist learners in thinking critically, communicating, collaborating, and creating.
Choose appropriate software to generate new ideas and create products. (Creativity and Innovation-1)
Select and use technology in multiple subjects to gather, organize, and analyze data to draw conclusions, solve problems, make informed decisions, and/or propose solutions to an authentic audience. (Critical Thinking-1; Critical thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making-4)
Play with technology and collaborate to present what is discovered. (Creativity and Innovation-1)
Analyze and evaluate how technology can help identify multiple solutions to a problem. (Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making-4)
Create a project using technology to serve the church and community. (Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making-4)
Why should we excel in the understanding and use of digital technology resources?
The proficient use of digital technology provides us with the opportunity to develop academically, socially, and spiritually.
Use a variety of media and formats within digital environments to communicate ideas with authentic audiences and engage in faith- based activities. (Communication and Collaboration-2)
Select appropriate Internet resources to acquire, produce, and share knowledge in all subjects. (Research and Information Fluency-3; Technology Operations and Concepts-6)
Exhibit fluency in operations, concepts, and terminology across a wide variety of hardware and software. (Technology Operations and Concepts-6)
Troubleshoot technology problems by hypothesizing causes, discovering possible solutions, and sharing results with others. (Technology Operations and Concepts-6)
Increase keyboarding speed and accuracy using correct touch typing technique. (Technology Operations and Concepts-6)
How can we be safe and responsible citizens in the online community while honoring God?
We honor God when we respect and collaborate with others while practicing personal safety in the global internet community.
Practice and model being a responsible Christian in the online community. (Digital Citizenship-5)
Show respect for cultural diversity while using technology to engage a global audience to promote the Gospel. (Communication and Collaboration-2; Digital Citizenship-5)
Practice safe, legal, and responsible use of technology, recognizing the permanence of the digital footprint. (Digital Citizenship-5)
Compare and contrast positive and negative examples of communication on the Internet and demonstrate ways to appropriately handle cyberbullying. (Digital Citizenship-5)
Understand copyright and cite sources when referencing original works. (Research and Information Fluency-3; Digital Citizenship-5)
Practice responsible stewardship as consumers and producers in an online global economy. (Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Decision Making-4; Digital Citizenship-5)
Understand the healthy benefits of time management and practice self-control when using technology. (Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Decision Making-4; Digital Citizenship-5)
Determine responsible Internet security protocols. (Digital Citizenship-5)
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