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What is Information and Communication Technology (ICT)?

 

Information and communication technologies include computers, laptops, digital cameras, video cameras, digital microscopes, scanners, cell phones, electronic games, digital audio devices, global positioning systems, electronic whiteboards, the Internet, et cetera.  ICTs in the classroom will continue to evolve as new technologies emerge over time.

 

What is Literacy with ICT (LwICT)?

 

Literacy with ICT means choosing and using ICT, responsibly and ethically, to support critical and creative thinking about information and about communication as citizens of the global community.



This representation shows the relationship between ICT literacy (i.e., demonstrating ICT skills) and literacy with ICT (i.e., choosing and using ICT, responsibly and ethically, to support critical and creative thinking about information and about communication across the curriculum).  ICT literacy is a critical component of literacy with ICT, but it is not sufficient in itself.

 

 How do students develop their literacy with ICT?

 

Literate students choose and use ICT, responsibly and ethically, to support their critical and creative thinking about textual, numerical, visual, and aural information as citizens of the global community.  They develop this literacy through a process of inquiry across the curriculum as they plan, question, gather and make sense of information to show understanding, and communicate about, and reflect on, their learning.  These skills are most effectively developed within curricular context rather than on their own. 

 

Information from: http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/tech/lict/index.html