Five technology skills every student should learn

4. Adaptability

“I believe that having enough resourcefulness, initiative, risk-taking, and creativity to learn and master any technology is necessary, as we actually cannot predict what technology 10 years from now will look like.” —Jane Cacacho

5. Courage

“I think a great skill to have is fearlessness: Being able to experiment with a technology or software and not worry if you’re using it ‘correctly.’ It’s important to remember that technology is there to bend to your will, not the other way around. Students are usually great about this, and we as adults need to let them explore their natural tech curiosities and just have fun.” —Anonymous

See also:

Why more schools aren’t teaching web literacy—and how they can start

Web literacy: Where the Common Core meets common sense

Are kids all that techno-smart? Maybe not

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