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Information, Media, and Technology Skills
ICT (Information, Communications & Technology) LITERACY
To acquire information literacy, one must actively participate in accessing information in a timely and effective manner. One must evaluate information in a timely and effective manner. One must evaluate information critically and adequately. In order to resolve the issue/problem, information must be used accurately. A wide variety of sources must also be used to manage the flow of information. Finally, one must grasp an understanding of the legal/ethical issues surrounding the use of information.
To acquire media literacy, one must gain an understanding of how and why media messages are constructed. One must also realize that people may interpret messages differently and that media has the capacity to influence others' behaviors and beliefs. Like that of acquiring information literacy, we must have an understanding of the legal/ethical issues surrounding the use of media. It is also important to comprehend and use appropriate media and creation tools.
To acquire technology skills, one must utilize computers, media players, GPS, PDAs, networking tools, and social networks to integrate, manage, access, and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economy. One should also grasp an understanding of the legal/ethical issues surrounding the use of information technologies.
two examples of how they are used in the classroom
1. The following technology tools are commonly used by students: digital cameras, presentation software, group web page designs, word processing software, scanners, and publishing software. These tools are utilized in collaboration with publishing activities, collaborative writing, and communication.
2. Other tools like clip art, video, audio, electronic documents, and moviemaker programs to collaborate for the creation of electronic products are becoming increasingly popular among students.
People in the 21st century live in a technology and media-suffused environment, marked by various characteristics, including:
1) access to an abundance of information,
2) rapid changes in technology tools, and
3) the ability to collaborate and make individual contributions on an unprecedented scale.
To be effective in the 21st century, citizens and workers must be able to exhibit a range of functional and critical thinking skills related to information, media and technology.
Access and Evaluate Information
Access information efficiently (time) and effectively (sources)
Evaluate information critically and competently
Use and Manage Information
Use information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand
Manage the flow of information from a wide variety of sources
Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information
Understand both how and why media messages are constructed, and for what purposes
Examine how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded, and how media can influence beliefs and behaviors
Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of media
Create Media Products
Understand and utilize the most appropriate media creation tools, characteristics and conventions
Understand and effectively utilize the most appropriate expressions and interpretations in diverse, multi-cultural environments
ICT (Information, Communications & Technology) Literacy
Apply Technology Effectively
Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information
Use digital technologies (computers, PDAs, media players, GPS, etc.), communication/networking tools and social networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economy
Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information technologies
Collaborate with Others
Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams
Exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal
Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions made by each team member