The Necessity Of Computer Literacy

1039 Words Apr 23rd, 2015 5 Pages
John Buckholt
Professor Arnecia Patterson
English 100
13 April 2015
The Necessity of Computer Literacy The common image of schools is students sitting in a classroom and learning how to read, write, and do math. However, the reality is that the classroom needs to be rapidly changing. In the 21st century schools are changing their curriculum in order to teach students the skills they will need once they leave school. Computer literacy is a skill required for most jobs nowadays and there are many new jobs available in the field of computers, many of which pay well and have lots of room for growth. As such, in the United States schools need to prioritize teaching computer literacy to students. There is a wide range of literacy in reading and writing just as there is a wide range of computer literacy. According to the US Congress of Technology Assessment computer literacy is defined as, “the knowledge and ability to utilize computers and related technology efficiently, with a range of skills covering levels from elementary use to programming and advanced problem solving” (234). Students learn how to read and write in preschool and throughout their schooling reading and writing are taught until the day the student graduates. From there they will continue to have to read and write at whatever profession they choose. It would be unthinkable for a student in college to only have the ability to read and write at an elementary level, however students nowadays are graduating with…
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