“The use of information technology will help enable all students to solve problems, improve their personal performance, and gain the critical and abstract thinking skills necessary to become lifelong learners and contributing members of their communities” (Manitoba Education and Training, Technology As a Foundation Skill Area).
Digital literacy skills are an important part of the Manitoba Computer Science Curriculum, primarily in General Learning Outcome 1 (“Human Relations: Students will demonstrate tolerance, teamwork, leadership, and responsible, ethical, and moral behaviour”) and the Specific Learning Outcomes Society and the Environment, which looks at the interaction between digital technology and human society, and Ethical Behaviour, which focuses on digital citizenship and cybersecurity skills.
Click on a grade level under Computer Science for a list of media-related outcomes and links to supporting resources from the MediaSmarts site. (Note: as many of our lessons can be adapted to suit different grade levels, specific lessons may be listed for more than one grade. Teachers should also note that individual lessons often satisfy a number of learning outcomes.)