Outcome Chart - Nova Scotia - Information and Communication Technology Integration 7-9

Overall Expectations

Students will demonstrate expected performance levels in five IT-based learning outcome areas within the context of essential graduation learnings and outcomes specified for the public school program as a whole.

Specific Expectations

By the end of grade 9, in addition to the grade 6 outcomes, students will be expected to:

Concepts and skills associated with the safe, efficient operation of a range of information and communication technology

  • operate a wide variety of school media, computer, and other educationally appropriate equipment for learning, communication, and the representation of their learning, independently and safely with teacher supervision
  • use and create information texts in a range of media, using specialized text
  • features of those media to support the communication, with teacher assistance
  • work safely as they use ICT, applying basic troubleshooting techniques to assess
  • equipment and software problems that affect their use of ICT; then provide anecdotal
  • information which may be of help to maintenance technicians

The understanding associated with the use of ITC, which encourages in students a commitment to pursue personal and social good, particularly to build and improve their learning environments and to foster stronger relationships with their peers and others who support their learning.

  • demonstrate understanding of the nature of technology and its impacts on different societies and environments; using technology, in local and global contexts, with due regard for the legal and human rights of others
  • identify and demonstrate the values and techniques of mass media, popular culture, and electronic information environments, and evaluate the effects of these techniques
  • understand, model, and assume personal responsibility for the acceptable use of copyrighted and other information resources
  • demonstrate an understanding of, and a commitment to, accuracy,
  • ethical behaviour, and personal privacy and safety as they create and distribute information
  • about themselves, others, and curriculum topics under study
  • follow the Public School Program Network Access and Use Policy

Students’ organization, reasoning, and evaluation of their learning rationalize their use of information and communication technology.

  • assess the quality, comprehensiveness, biases, and perspectives of print, media and electronic resources for use in their curricular studies, with teacher guidance
  • critically evaluate how style, form, source, and medium influence the accessibility, validity, and meaning of information independently
  • accurately and independently cite information sources

Lessons that meet Grade 7-9 expectations

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