Modern technologies, particularly multimedia and digital networks, can enable people to change education profoundly. These technologies alter the methods and economics governing how people produce, disseminate, and use knowledge and communicate with each other. These changes in turn affect the curriculum: what is taught, how students gain access to it and what human achievements result. Reshaping the curriculum through digital communications has enormous potential for advancing both intellectual excellence and democratic equity.
It is the vision of the North Syracuse Central School District that students graduate with a level of technical proficiency which will enable them to be capable information technology users. To assist in achieving this vision, a committee is working to establish common K-7 curricular computer expectations. The committee is aligning the expectations with the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) and the New York State Learning Standards.