Technology

  • Providing access to and education in the use of emerging technologies is a paramount goal in the Greensville County Public School System.  The essential skills necessary to be successful in reaching that goal include:  information, media, technology and security.  These skills include:

    Information Literacy

    • Assessing information efficiently and effectively. It includes evaluating information critically and competently, using information accurately and creatively for the issue at hand.
    • Possessing a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information.

    Media Literacy

    • Understanding how media messages are constructed, for what purposes and using which tools, characteristics and conventions.
    • Examining how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded and how media can influence beliefs and behaviors.
    • Possessing a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information.

    Information, Communications, and Technology Literacy

    • Using digital technology, communication tools and/or networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, and create information in order to function in a knowledge economy.
    • Using technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate, and communicate information, and the possession of a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and the use of information. (Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2007)

    Technology Safety and Security Literacy

    • Using technology in a manner that protects personal identity.
    • Using social media in a safe and responsible manner.
    • Using safe practices for communication across the web.

    With these four components in mind, a framework has been developed that allows for the flexibility necessary for the ever changing world of educational technology. This framework can be accessed and reviewed in the current technology plan for Greensville County Public Schools.

  • For General Technology Questions Contact:

    Curtis Young

    cyoung@gcps1.com

     

    For Questions Pertaining to Instructional Technology Contact:

    Paige Crewe

    pcrewe@gcps1.com

     

    For Questions Pertaining to Infrastructure and Network contact:

    Greg South

    gsouth@gcps1.com