There are many connections between digital and media literacy in the New Brunswick Technology Education curriculum. As the document Middle School Technology puts it,
We are teaching in the era of digital citizens. Most youth of today have grown up with a constant interaction with technology – these devices, from televisions, video games, smart phones, tablet computers, digital thermostats, gps locators, touch screens, and more, are changing the way students think and develop… We need to balance the benefits of technology with its shortcomings.
On the sidebar you will find outcome charts containing media-related learning expectations from the Technology Education language arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site. As many of our lessons can be adapted to suit different grade levels and abilities, specific lessons may be listed for more than one grade. Teachers should also note that individual lessons often satisfy a number of expectations.