This website has been created to support our primary and early intermediate teachers in the integration of technology into their curriculum. Technology integration is a component of the primary program in the new British Columbia K-5 Curriculum. The scope and sequence document lists activities appropriate for each grade and are described in colour coded levels of skill acquisition.
Through the support of contributors we will be creating learning resource tools to support teachers in the integration of these skills. These tools could include videos, lesson plans, posters, how-to documents, large group, and small group instruction. If you would like to contribute or collaborate on lessons please contact Glen Longley, Laurie Petrucci, or Jarrod Bell.
While technology skills should be explicitly taught to our learning community members there is a much larger place for technology for our learners. Technology allows students to show meaning in multiple ways and allows many to participate and access curriculum where they would not normally be able to do so. Technology is akin to the idea of a ramp that allows everyone one to gain access to a building, not just the able bodied.
Technology literacy is one of the identified 21st Century Skills from the Premier’s Technology Council’s December 2010 Report. The listed skills and attributes include
[Premier’s Technology Council: A Vision for 21st Century Education. December 2010 http://www.gov.bc.ca/premier/attachments/PTC_vision%20for_education.pdf]
It is important that we actively teach many facets of technology as it will grow in its profound effect on the daily lives of our children. They need to be literate, participate safely, able to communicate, act ethically, think critically, collaborate, self regulate and problem solve with technology. A generational gap around technology is thought by some to exist between our students and our adults in regards to technology. It is critically important that if that gap exists that we close it quickly as we need to guide our students with the use of technology as we do with many other learning experiences.
Primary Program: A Framework for Teaching
Health and Career Education K to 7 (2006)
BC Digital Literacy Draft Standards (2012)
Premier’s Technology Council: A Vision for 21st Century Education
BC K-7 Information Technology Resource Document (1996 IRP)
This resources has been in construction from 2010 and we would like to thank the following members of our learning community along with all of you that have provided feedback.