The Purpose of Computer Education at the Elementary level is the following:
- Goal: Technology Literacy
“Assist every student in crossing the digital divide by ensuring that every student is technology literate by the time the student finishes the eighth grade, regardless of the student's race, ethnicity, gender, family income, geographic location, or disability”
The state defines a “technology literate” student as one who has mastered the Technology Applications TEKS for grades K-8 (19 TAC, Chapter 126).
- Goal: Curriculum Integration
“Ensure ongoing integration of technology into school curricula and instructional strategies in all schools in the State so that technology will be fully integrated into the curricula and instruction of the schools”
Teachers and librarians use technology standards (for students, teachers, and librarians) to document meeting expectations for teaching and learning with technology.