Does your family have a technology plan? Next month is National Black Family Technology Awareness Week (February 13 – February 19). In light of that, I began wondering how many black families actually have a household technology plan. Many of us have plans for everything in our household. Why not a technology plan?
We have budgets, which is nothing more than a plan for your money. We have health plans. Some of us spend a great deal of money monthly for expensive gym memberships in attempt to stay in shape and lead a healthier lifestyle. But how many of us have a technology plan?
Most businesses and some schools have a technology plan. This is something you should know about the school your child attends. It is not a good idea to assume there is a plan and that the plan is adequate. It is time we take some responsibility in terms of engaging and nurturing our children to pursue technology.
Especially in light of the results of a recent study of female and minority chemists and chemical engineers the nation’s K-12 education get an average grade of ‘D’ for the job it does engaging and nurturing minorities to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
This would be a great time to also setup your technology plan for the year. The first thing that must be done before you can setup a plan (which is defined as activity you will engage in to reach your goal), is to determine your goals. So, a better question here might be. What are your family’s technology goals?
I would like to hear your ideas. If you have a plan you have been using please send me a copy and I can share it with the community.