SKILLS: Communicating through electronic mail and interacting with others on the world wide web require similar skills to those needed for other computer use. You had attained keyboarding skills, the ability to use a mouse, and you most likely have a general familiarity with computer operation. Furthermore, you have an understanding of the function of word searches employed in any research project. With these few skills, you are equipped to join the cyberworld.
ACCESS: More importantly, though, you had access to a computer connected to the internet, whether at home, school, the office, or even at Java Joe's Coffeeshop. At some point, you (or perhaps someone else) made the decision to value new technology and invest in a computer and internet access.
Read on to find more ideas about incorporating the instruction of technology skills and their application into the classroom, specifically into a social studies course . Also, I include some words of caution about using technology without careful analysis and interpretation.