Outcome Chart - Ontario - Information and Communication Technology (BTT1O, BTT2O) in Business, Grade 9 or 10, Open

Digital Literacy

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

• apply effective techniques when conducting electronic research.

Specific Expectations

Electronic Research

By the end of this course, students will:

identify the types of electronic tools that can be used for research (e.g., CD-ROMs, databases, search engines); – use the features of a web browser (e.g., favourites/bookmarks, history, refresh/ reload, print preview) to facilitate electronic research;

  • use the features (e.g., Boolean logic, advanced search, image search) of a variety of search engines to locate information;
  • evaluate websites for usefulness, accuracy, validity, bias, appropriateness, and currency;
  • use an accepted citation format (e.g., MLA,APA) to acknowledge electronic sources (e.g., websites, online magazine articles, personal e-mail messages).

MediaSmarts Resources

Authentication Beyond the Classroom

Deconstructing Web Pages

Fact Versus Opinion

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

I heard it ‘round the Internet: Sexual health education and authenticating online information

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Taming the Wild Wiki

Licensed Resources

MyWorld

 

Ethics and Issues in Information and Communication Technology

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will: 

demonstrate an understanding of legal, social, and ethical issues relating to information and communication technology;

Specific Expectations

Legal, Social, and Ethical Issues

By the end of this course, students will:

describe legal issues related to information and communication technology (e.g., freedom of information, piracy, copyright);

analyse ethical issues related to information and communication technology (e.g., spam, plagiarism, unauthorized downloading, inappropriate or dangerous sites or usage, power to promote hatred and discriminatory attitudes);

describe the impact of access and equity issues relating to information and communication technology (e.g., the availability of software to assist people with disabilities, access to equipment at home, the effect of technology on northern and Aboriginal communities);

explain the purpose and content of an acceptable use agreement.

MediaSmarts Resources

Authentication Beyond the Classroom

Challenging Hate Online

Cyberbullying and the Law

First, Do No Harm: Being an Active Witness to Cyberbullying

Free Speech and the Internet

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: My Virtual Life

Remixing Media

Scapegoating and Othering

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

Thinking about Hate

Up, Up and Away? (TM)

Licensed Resources

MyWorld

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will: 

analyse privacy and security issues relating to information and communication technology;

Specific Expectations

Privacy and Security Issues By the end of this course, students will:

describe privacy and security issues related to information and communication technology (e.g., protection of credit card information; cookies; identity theft; spyware; cyber stalking);

explain the importance of keeping information secure and confidential (e.g., through the use of passwords, encryption, biometric authentication, firewalls);

analyse the form and potential impact of computer viruses;

explain how anti-virus software applications in a business environment enhance system security

MediaSmarts Resources

Playing With Privacy

Secure Comics

The Privacy Dilemma: Lesson Plan for Senior Classrooms

What Students Need to Know about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age

Your Online Resume

Licensed Resources

MyWorld

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

assess the impact of information and communication technology on personal health and the environment.

Specific Expectations

Health and Environmental Issues

By the end of this course, students will:

assess the personal health risks associated with the use of information and communication technology (e.g., musculoskeletal injuries, eye strain);

MediaSmarts Resources

Dealing with Digital Stress