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"As any 10-year-old can tell you, it's not just about the book anymore... For educators, this means recognizing all forms of literacy, embracing them as relevant, and, finally, creating meaningful classroom experiences that integrate printed, visual, and technological literacies within disciplines and subjects." - Johanna Riddle
Incorporating technology in the classroom involves more than simply teaching our students keyboarding skills. It recognizes that technology pervades
our daily lives and helps our students to understand their place within the variety of media that bombard them on a daily basis. It is about using the internet wisely,
thinking critically about online sources of information and the implications of online communications. It also involves teaching students how to use computers
and technology as an effective tool in their daily lives. And it is about continuing to underscore the importance of balance in their lives - of moving away from
"virtual reality" and enjoying some "actual reality" in the form of daily physical activity to balance their screen time.
Understanding how computers and technology works involves problem-solving skills that we incorporate into the EBS curriculum.