Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Literacy Foundations - Information and Communications Technology

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Literacy Foundations - Information and Communications Technology curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

Basic Knowledge of Computers

Specific Expectations

It is expected that students will:

  • describe the differences between a school network and a personal computer (e.g., operating systems, programs, drives, privileges)
  • describe common uses of computers and the ways in which they are used in society

 

Internet and Electronic Communication

Specific Expectations

It is expected that students will:

  • identify parts of a uniform resource locator (URL), including domain name and domain extension
  • differentiate between a web browser and a search engine
  • perform internet searches using keywords
  • follow hyperlinks in search results and navigate between open web pages
  • differentiate between post office protocol (POP) and web-based email accounts
  • use basic web-based email functions (e.g., address line, subject line, send/reply, forward, reply all)
    establish a web-based email account
  • use a “favourites” or “bookmarks” function to create a list of frequently accessed web sites
  • explain the ethics involved when accessing, sharing, and processing information through email and the internet

Educational Games

CyberSense and Nonsense: The Second Adventure of The Three CyberPigs

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet: Student tutorial for Internet literacy (Licensed Resource)

Privacy Playground: The First Adventure of the Three CyberPigs