Catch Them Young: IT Literates HTML version

Towards Quality IT Literacy for All:
Dheeraj Mehrotra National Awardee
Head, TQM in Education,
City Montessori School & Degree College, Lucknow, INDIA
Quality learning begins from the first day to a
nursery with the tiffin, being the only content of the
bag, the story of Computer can no longer be an adult
one. It may sound far-fetched, but tests have
revealed that it is more so a true explanation in
reality. At times, a parent may find this taste of a
child a smart one with expectation to conduct their
day-to-day data entry operations and even locating
particular information on the web by just clicking on
the keypad using Google search as their available
medium. The current scenario laminates in public
the reality of the too much dependence on web
content rather than in comparison to their own
expertise. They are bound to rush to the available
hints and data for their own intelligence.
Scanner for more computing and smart-study as they
call it. The only option available to the poor parents
of the IT age is to ponder over for solace and to
accept novel ways to convince their future
generations in regards to motivations and guided
involvement. They ought to take a balanced
approach to policies and practices for children's use
of the Internet. One must at the same time initiate
conversations with teachers, administrators, and
parents, rather than set and implement rules that may
be perceived as too rigid. One must take note that all
stakeholders have a chance to contribute to the
decision-making process. There is no doubt in the
fact that a computer and a great software can be fun
and exciting learning tools, and can even provide
practice of pre-academic and academic skills. But at
the same time it is indispensably true to keep in
mind, however, that computer software cannot teach
a child concepts that he/she is not developmentally
ready for. Computers should always be considered
as a supplement to other, more concrete learning
activities like completing puzzles, building with
Lego and blocks, reading books, creating art projects
and playing on the playground. It is universally true
keeping the database analysis in view out of the day.
They say that "Computers, software, CDs and Smart
Toys should always be considered a supplement to
the other, more concrete learning activities like
completing puzzles, building with Lego and blocks,
reading books, creating art projects and playing on
the playground…”, is obvious by our observations
and research, out of the present day scenario.
The PATH or the drive is no new to the kids. No
wonder you tell a child to write an essay as
homework, he/she is bound to download the content
to present before you the next day, making you
baffle to the interest of the many others lying in the
queue. The parents often think this as a menace out
of the challenging work wisdom they possess in
order to earn their daily living. Their frames are not
yet over with more demands for the CD-Burner and
Hey, as a matter of fact, the Computer is no doubt a
friendly machine. A tool to accommodate all the
probable queries of an individual with the aid of the
software but at the same time the umbrella has to be
there in order to have what is required rather than to
have all with none relevant. One must pay as much
attention to highlighting good content as to
restricting banned content. Remember that
Towards Quality IT Literacy for All: