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ERIC Number: EJ817702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Technology: An Integral Part of Students' Learning and Lives
O'Brien, Joseph
Social Education, v72 n7 p383-385 Nov-Dec 2008
In an effort to assist with the preparation of "citizens who are globally aware, civically engaged, and capable of managing their lives and careers, and young people who are economically and financially literate and fluent in information, media and technology skills," a host of businesses, educational organizations, and civic groups formed the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21). Two major endeavors undertaken by P21 are individual statewide initiatives in places such as Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Wisconsin and collaborative efforts with content area professional organizations (such as National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the National Science Teachers Association) on the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Literacy Maps. NCSS has worked with P21 on the second endeavor to produce a Social Studies ICT Literacy Map. The Literacy Map presented in this article offers teachers concrete examples for helping young people use technological tools effectively for academic and civic purposes. (Contains 6 notes.)
National Council for the Social Studies. 8555 Sixteenth Street #500, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tel: 800-683-0812; Tel: 301-588-1800; Fax: 301-588-2049; e-mail: membership@ncss.org; Web site: http://www.socialstudies.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; North Carolina; Wisconsin