Outcome Chart - Nova Scotia - Information and Communication Technology/Coding Integration 4

Digital Citizenship

Outcome 1: Students will understand and demonstrate behaviors which ensure their own and others health, safety and privacy.

  • Create and maintain a secure online, account for classroom use
  • Demonstrate correct ergonomics
  • Create and follow a class plan around screen time, privacy expectations, and digital footprint awareness
  • Show an awareness of the strategies for the safe and efficient use of computers

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Outcome 2: Digital Citizenship Students will follow best practices of active digital citizenship as they interact and contribute in the digital - connected global world.

  • With teacher direction follow Public Network Access and Use Policy.
  • Follow classroom guidelines regarding the acceptable use of digital tools.
  • Discuss and follow proper ethical behaviors while using digitals tools.
  • With teacher support, follow legal and ethical behaviors when using information and digital tools.
  •  Understand the consequences of misuse.

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Passport to the Internet (licensed resource)

Understanding the Internet Lesson 4: Communication and Social Media


Outcome 3: Students will use digital tools to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to contribute to the learning of others.

  • With assistance, use a variety of media and formats to communicate ideas and information using teacher selected digital tools
  • With assistance, communicate and collaborate electronically with others inside and outside the classroom in teacher selected digital environments.
  • Use appropriate communication etiquette.
  • Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of additional cultures

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Productivity and Innovation

Outcome 4: Students will use digital tools to plan, create, and publish their work both individually and collaboratively.

  • Accomplish curriculum-based tasks by using teacher selected digital tools.
  • With assistance, collaboratively accomplish curriculum-based tasks by using teacher selected and using digital tools.
  • Use a range of media
  • Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.

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Research, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Outcome 5: Students will use digital tools to gather, record, share and interpret information and data to support learning.

  • With assistance, use Internet search engines and other online search resources.
  • Use menus, icons and other tools to locate relevant information from familiar sources.
  • Investigate various media formats and how they are organized.
  • Use prepared databases and spreadsheets to enter and organize data.
  • Retrieve data from a variety of information technology sources.
  • Use digital tools to organize information from different sources
  • Demonstrate the ability to draw simple conclusions from information retrieved from electronic and other sources.

Outcome 6: Students will demonstrate problem solving skills using digital tools both individually and collaboratively.

  • With assistance, use teacher selected digital tools to support problem solving individually and collaboratively.

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Technology Operations and Concepts

Outcome 7: Students will demonstrate an understanding of technology operations and concepts while safely and responsibly using digital tools and equipment.

  • With assistance, use technology systems.
  • With teacher support, troubleshoot systems and applications.
  •  With assistance, integrate the use of peripherals into projects and presentations

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Outcome 8: Students will understand and apply the basic concepts of computer science, including algorithms, abstraction, and computational thinking.

  • Organize a sequence of events into a series of steps
  • Predict the behavior or outcome of a simple coding sequence.
  • Recognize and suggest solutions to simple errors in a sequence of code or instructions.
  • With support use “if” statements and loops to construct a set of statements to be acted out to accomplish a simple task.
  • Recognize that computers are machines and are limited to the conditions that are created for them

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