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

Alcohol on the Web

Cyberbullying and the Law (Grades 7-8)

Cyberbullying and the Law (Grades 9-12)

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Deconstructing Web Pages

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

First Person

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

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

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

Playing With Privacy

Privacy and Internet Life: Lesson Plan for Intermediate Classrooms

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

Scapegoating and Othering

Taming the Wild Wiki

The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information

The Privacy Dilemma: Lesson Plan for Senior Classrooms

Thinking about Hate

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Video Games

Video Production of a Newscast

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

Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age

Winning the Cyber Security Game

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

That’s Not Cool

Put Your Best Face Forward

Educational Games

Allies and Aliens

Click if You Agree

Top Secret!

Student Tutorials (Licensed Resource)


Passport to the Internet