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Report on IMYM7 Pilot Teachers' Information and Communication Technology Literacy

Prepared by Distance Learning and Information Technologies Unit, Program Development Branch, Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth


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Appendices

Appendix A: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Rubric
Appendix B: Middle Years TFS Skills and Competencies Grouped by Skill Area

Appendix A: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Rubric

This rubric will help you and your divisional Productivity Tool Training Person to develop an individual plan for your training and will also help you to determine the areas in which you should continue to learn and practice in a self-directed manner. Please judge your competency level in each of the following areas by circling your current skill level. (Be honest, but be kind!)


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Rubric
Level Beginning Developing Accomplished Exemplary
ICT Skill
I. Basic computer operation I do not currently use a computer. I use a computer to run specific, pre-loaded software I can set-up my computer and peripheral devices, load software, print, and use most of the operating system tools such as the scrapbook, clock, find command, and trash can. I can run two programs simultaneously, and have several windows open at the same time. I can customize the look and sounds of my computer. I can make preference settings to customize applications. I feel confident enough to teach students some basic operations.
II. File management I do not save any documents I create using the computer. I save documents I've created but I cannot choose where they are saved. I do not know how to copy files to a floppy disk. I have a filing system for organizing my files, and can locate files quickly and reliably. I back-up my files on a regular basis.s I have a system for archiving files that I do not need on a regular basis.
III. Networking I do not have any knowledge of computer network operation I have used a computer network to store files and to access a printer I am able to troubleshoot and correct problems such as a shared printer dropping off a peer-to-peer network. I can add or remove computers and shared devices on a peer-to-peer network. I have set up a peer-to-peer network complete with a shared printer. I am able to administer the network including passwords and permissions for users on the network.
IV. Word processing I do not use a word processor. I occasionally use a word processor for simple documents that I know I will modify and use again. I generally find it easier to hand write or type most written work I do. I use a word processor for nearly all my written professional work: memos, tests, worksheets, and home communication. I can edit, spell check, and change the format of a document. I feel my work looks professional. I use the word processor not only for my work, but have taught students to use it for all stages of the writing process.
V. Spreadsheet use I do not use a spreadsheet. I understand the use of a spreadsheet and can navigate within one. I can create a simple spreadsheet that adds a column of numbers. I use a spreadsheet for several purposes. These spreadsheets use labels, formulas and cell references. I can change the format of the spreadsheets by changing column widths and text style. I can use the spreadsheet to make a simple graph or chart. I use a spreadsheet not only for my work, but have taught students to use a spreadsheet to help them improve their own data keeping and analysis skills, showing them how to explore questions and the power of mathematical relationships.
VI. Database use I do not use a database. I understand the use of a database and can locate information within one that has been pre-made. I can add or delete data in a database. I can sort and print the information in layouts that are useful to me. I use databases for several purposes. I can create a database from scratch - defining fields and creating layouts in order to support inquiry. I can use database information to mail merge and perform queries. I can use formulas with my database to create summations of numerical data. I use the database not only for my work, but have taught students to use databases to help them improve their own data-keeping and analysis skills.
VII. Graphics use I do not use graphics in my word processing or presentations. I can open and create simple graphics with paint and draw programs. I use both pre-made clipart and simple original graphics in my word-processed documents. I can edit clipart, change its size, and place it on a page. I can purposefully use most of the drawing tools, and can group and ungroup objects. I can use the clipboard to take graphics from one application for use in another. I use graphics not only for my work, but have taught students to use graphics to improve their own communications.
VIII. Information searching I am unlikely to seek information when it is in electronic formats (e.g. electronic encyclopedias). I can conduct simple searches with the electronic encyclopedia and library software for major topics. I have learned how to use a variety of search strategies on several information programs, including the use of "logical operators" such as "and" and "or" to help target the search and find just the right information in the most efficient manner. I have incorporated logical search strategies into my work with students, showing them the power of such searches with electronic encyclopedias.
IX. Internet research I do not use the Internet. I can use a web browser to access the World Wide Web to find basic information, but I spend little time doing so. I am able to make efficient use of Web searching software as well as lists of Internet resources to explore educational applications of the Internet. I can create my own HTML pages and hot-lists of resources. I have shown my students how to access the information resources available on the Internet.
X. Email use I do not use electronic mail. I understand that there is a large quantity of information available to me as a teacher that can be accessed with electronic mail. I send occasional requests for information and messages using email. I use email to access professional information from listservs. I am an active participant in online discussions and check my email account on a regular basis. I involve my students in using email to communicate with other students and various kinds of experts.
XI. Hypermedia I have not created my own hypermedia presentation. I have created a simple hypermedia presentation integrating text and graphics. I have authored hypermedia presentations that include actions, animations, audio and video. I use hypermedia not only for classroom presentations, but have taught my students to create their own presentations
XII. Videograhy / video editing I have never connected a digital camera to a VCR, television, or computer. I am able to connect a digital camera and VCR to a television in such a way that I can transfer video and monitor the image at the same time. I can connect a digital camera to a computer and download digital images. I have digitized still images and video using a videocapture card. I have used video-editing software to clip and sequence video. I am able to paste stills and captured video into presentations and hypermedia. I use multimedia peripherals and video capture not only for classroom presentations, but I have taught my students to create their own presentations.

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Appendix B

Middle Years TFS SKills and Competencies Grouped by Skill Area
Concept Mapping
3.2.1. Use a variety of productivity tools to create documents that communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
Database Research
2.2.1 Acquire information from network, electronic, and online resources and databases in a variety of formats, such as text, audio, video, and graphics, while limiting extraneous data, and implement appropriate search and selection strategies, including Boolean, keyword, or natural language searches.
2.2.2 Analyze and evaluate information and data obtained from electronic sources by considering their currency, usefulness, and reliability.
2.2.3 Plan for and produce a project or report by synthesizing information acquired from a variety of electronic and other resources.
4.2.4 Plan, create, edit, and evaluate databases with fields and layouts appropriate for the desired reports and specific purposes.
4.2.7 Examine projects or reports, created with the use of information technology, for reasonableness or relevance and accuracy.
5.2.6 Cite sources of information and, where necessary, obtain permission to use the electronic representation of others' work.
Database Use
4.2.4 Plan, create, edit, and evaluate databases with fields and layouts appropriate for the desired reports and specific purposes.
Electronic Communications
3.2.3 Plan, create, edit, and evaluate databases with fields and layouts appropriate for the desired reports and specific purposes.
3.2.4 Participate in electronic communities as learners, initiators, contributors, and mentors.
3.2.5 Accomplish tasks through collaboration facilitated by the appropriate use of information technologies, such as groupware products that function on local and wide area networks.
5.2.1 Recognize and avoid gender, age, and cultural stereotypes of information technology users.
5.2.5 Recognize the value of privacy and intellectual property rights as they apply to information technology.
5.2.7 Demonstrate responsible behaviour regarding privacy rights, piracy, dissemination of misinformation, and plagiarism when using information technology to complete tasks.
Electronic Presentation
2.2.3 Plan for and produce a project or report by synthesizing information acquired from a variety of electronic and other resources.
2.2.4 Create presentations using multimedia and integrated software packages for a variety of audiences.
3.2.1 Use a variety of productivity tools to create documents that communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
3.2.2 Publish and present documents in a variety of media, including hard copy, electronic projection, and the Internet.
3.2.6 Use multimedia technology to create presentations appropriate for a given grade and a variety of audiences.
4.2.6 Use multimedia authoring tools to plan, create, and edit projects or reports that incorporate graphics, digital images, video, and sound.
4.2.7 Examine projects or reports, created with the use of information technology, for reasonableness or relevance and accuracy.
5.2.6 Cite sources of information and, where necessary, obtain permission to use the electronic representation of others' work.
5.2.7 Demonstrate responsible behaviour regarding privacy rights, piracy, dissemination of misinformation, and plagiarism when using information technology to complete tasks.
Electronic Research
2.2.1 Acquire information from network, electronic, and online resources and databases in a variety of formats, such as text, audio, video, and graphics, while limiting extraneous data, and implement appropriate search and selection strategies, including Boolean, keyword, or natural language searches.
2.2.2 Analyze and evaluate information and data obtained from electronic sources by considering their currency, usefulness, and reliability.
2.2.3 Plan for and produce a project or report by synthesizing information acquired from a variety of electronic and other resources.
3.2.4 Participate in electronic communities as learners, initiators, contributors, and mentors.
4.2.7 Examine projects or reports, created with the use of information technology, for reasonableness or relevance and accuracy.
5.2.5 Recognize the value of privacy and intellectual property rights as they apply to information technology.
5.2.6 Cite sources of information and, where necessary, obtain permission to use the electronic representation of others' work.
5.2.7 Demonstrate responsible behaviour regarding privacy rights, piracy, dissemination of misinformation, and plagiarism when using information technology to complete tasks.
Graphics: Creative
2.2.4 Create presentations using multimedia and integrated software packages for a variety of audiences.
3.2.1 Use a variety of productivity tools to create documents that communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
3.2.2 Publish and present documents in a variety of media, including hard copy, electronic projection, and the Internet.
3.2.6 Use multimedia technology to create presentations appropriate for a given grade and a variety of audiences.
4.2.6 Use multimedia authoring tools to plan, create, and edit projects or reports that incorporate graphics, digital images, video, and sound.
4.2.7 Examine projects or reports, created with the use of information technology, for reasonableness or relevance and accuracy.
Graphics: Using Images
3.2.1 Use a variety of productivity tools to create documents that communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
4.2.7 Examine projects or reports, created with the use of information technology, for reasonableness or relevance and accuracy.
Information Technology and Careers
5.2.2. Examine the need for information technology competency in relation to performance in various jobs and careers.
5.2.4 Investigate the impact of a variety of information technologies on learning, working, and playing, and explore how they can be used to support research, learning, decision making, critical thinking, and communication.
5.2.5 Recognize the value of privacy and intellectual property rights as they apply to information technology.
Information Technology and Society
5.2.1 Recognize and avoid gender, age, and cultural stereotypes of information technology users.
5.2.3 Investigate the impact of information technology on society, the economy, and the environment.
5.2.4 Investigate the impact of a variety of information technologies on learning, working, and playing, and explore how they can be used to support research, learning, decision making, critical thinking, and communication.
5.2.5 Recognize the value of privacy and intellectual property rights as they apply to information technology.
Spreadsheet Research
2.2.1 Acquire information from network, electronic, and online resources and databases in a variety of formats, such as text, audio, video, and graphics, while limiting extraneous data, and implement appropriate search and selection strategies, including Boolean, keyword, or natural language searches.
2.2.2 Analyze and evaluate information and data obtained from electronic sources by considering their currency, usefulness, and reliability.
2.2.3 Plan for and produce a project or report by synthesizing information acquired from a variety of electronic and other resources.
4.2.3 Collect, manipulate, and analyze data by using a spreadsheet application and by writing formulas and functions and identifying various label types to chart and graph information.
4.2.7 Examine projects or reports, created with the use of information technology, for reasonableness or relevance and accuracy.
5.2.6 Cite sources of information and, where necessary, obtain permission to use the electronic representation of others' work.
Spreadsheet Use
4.2.3 Collect, manipulate, and analyze data by using a spreadsheet application and by writing formulas and functions and identifying various label types to chart and graph information.
Subject Specific Software
4.2.1 Solve subject specific learning problems using a combination of information technologies.
Video Production
3.2.2 Publish and present documents in a variety of media, including hard copy, electronic projection, and the Internet.
3.2.6 Use multimedia technology to create presentations appropriate for a given grade and a variety of audiences.
4.2.6 Use multimedia authoring tools to plan, create, and edit projects or reports that incorporate graphics, digital images, video, and sound.
5.2.6 Cite sources of information and, where necessary, obtain permission to use the electronic representation of others' work.
Word Processing
3.2.1 Use a variety of productivity tools to create documents that communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
4.2.2. Plan, create, and edit projects and reports using a word processor.
4.2.7 Examine projects or reports, created with the use of information technology, for reasonableness or relevance and accuracy.
Web Page Authoring
2.2.3 Plan for and produce a project or report by synthesizing information acquired from a variety of electronic and other resources.
2.2.4 Create presentations using multimedia and integrated software packages for a variety of audiences.
2.2.5 Develop information resources available through an intranet or the Internet.
3.2.1 Use a variety of productivity tools to create documents that communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
3.2.2 Publish and present documents in a variety of media, including hard copy, electronic projection, and the Internet.
3.2.4 Participate in electronic communities as learners, initiators, contributors, and mentors.
3.2.6 Use multimedia technology to create presentations appropriate for a given grade and a variety of audiences.
4.2.6 Use multimedia authoring tools to plan, create, and edit projects or reports that incorporate graphics, digital images, video, and sound.
4.2.7 Examine projects or reports, created with the use of information technology, for reasonableness or relevance and accuracy.
5.2.5 Recognize the value of privacy and intellectual property rights as they apply to information technology.
5.2.6 Cite sources of information and, where necessary, obtain permission to use the electronic representation of others' work.
5.2.7 Demonstrate responsible behaviour regarding privacy rights, piracy, dissemination of misinformation, and plagiarism when using information technology to complete tasks.

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