Classroom News - Letter to Parent or Guardian
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Communication is a key to any class. Under this section, you may find current and archived news and newsletters, upcoming events and important dates.
Dear Parent or Guardian,
It is a pleasure to have your son/daughter in my Technology class this year. The Technology Department has developed some exciting learning opportunities for your child to experience while in the classroom. During the school year, students will gain technology experience in its many forms, which will allow them to develop and improve upon their technological literacy. In order to do this, I am asking that each student be prepared daily with paper, pencils and erasers for class; your child will also need an inexpensive one inch three-ring binder for class.
Safety is a prime concern in a Technology class where we use tools and machines; each student must take the responsibility of following the safety rules which will be introduced to your child in the very near future. If each child is working in a careful manner, it helps to create a safe environment that we all deserve.
There are many definitions of technology and many misrepresentations of what technology is meant to be. Below you will find the terms and definitions that we use in order to discuss this widely misunderstood term.
Technology — 1. Human innovation in action that involves the generation of knowledge and processes to develop systems that solve problems and extend human capabilities. 2. The innovation, change, or modification of the natural environment to satisfy perceived human needs and wants.
Technological Literacy — The ability to use, manage, understand, and assess technology.
Technology Education — A study of technology, which provides an opportunity for students to learn about the processes and knowledge related to technology that are needed to solve problems and extend human capabilities.
Students experience more than just computer literacy in a Technology Education facility. They examine how technological devices and processes have shaped our society. To remain competitive in our world, students must be aware of the technology that drives our global economy, and enables us to live and work productively. In short, the goal of our Technology Department is to create students that are active technology manipulators, not just passive technology users!
Your interest in your child’s progress can lead to improved grades and success in class. Please ask your child about what we are doing in class and when he/she will be bringing a project home. I look forward to working with your child, please feel free to send me an e-mail should you have any questions or concerns.