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Computer Science and Technology

Four related, yet distinct, areas of technology in education are information technology, educational technology, information literacy, and computer science.

Computer Science concepts are important for the development of our children. Computer science goes beyond using technology. It goes beyond keyboarding or using applications such as word processors, spreadsheets or databases. It goes beyond using computers to enhance learning in other academic disciplines (just having computers in the school does not teach students the fundamentals of computer science). Thinking that computer science is the same as technology is like thinking that English is the same as using books, or that Science is the same as using laboratory equipment.

An official description (from the Association for Computing Machinery) is "Computer science is the study of computers and algorithmic processes, including their principles, their hardware and software designs, their applications, and their impact on society." This is a good description that requires knowledge of the concepts. It may be more helpful to know benefits for students.

Students who study computer science learn a number of vital skills that can be transferred to any subject area and contribute significantly to their performance as professionals:

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