More and more schools are adding computer technology to their curricula, not
only teaching pure computer skills, but incorporating those skills into other
Students may be required to use a drawing program, for example, to draw
a plan of the Alamo for a history class, or use spreadsheet software to analyze
voter turnouts during the last century’s presidential elections.
Fig. 1: Importance of Computers in Education.
Educators see computer technology as an essential learning requirement for all
students, starting as early as preschool. Even now, basic computing skills such as
keyboarding, coding, gaming, are being taught in elementary school classes (see Fig. 1
the near future, high school graduates will enter college not only with a general
diploma, but with a certification that proves their skills in some area of computing, such as networking or programming.