Understanding Technology

Children’s natural curiosity has always driven them to develop an understanding of the world around them and this is no different when it comes to understanding technology; both how it works and what it can do for us.  From their first, early experiences with technology, pupils begin to make sense of how it works and the opportunities it can provide.  Throughout their time in primary education, pupils now need to extend that understanding to include computer networks such as the Internet, and the services they can provide such as the World Wide Web.  Teachers need to provide practical, fun experiences that allow pupils to make links with their existing understanding of the world around them.  In doing so, pupils will become much more effective creators and users of digital content.


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  Understanding Technology
  Digital Literacy