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Resources for ICT Literacy

Information for NH Schools

Supporting the integration of technology into teaching and learning for next generation college and career ready students .

Office of Educational Technology


New Hampshire Educational Technology at the NH Department of Education is available to help schools and districts meet the ICT Literacy Program requirements in the Minimum Standards for Public School Approval. There are a variety of online resources which can help schools and districts develop strong and integrated ICT Literacy Programs that meet the NH Miniumun Standards. NHEdTech supports districts by providing guidance and direction on request. Contact New Hampshire Educational Technology for more information.

Resources Shared by New Hampshire Schools


Deerfield Community School Technology Curriculum
This resource is intended to support existing curriculum and the Common Core State Standards, while at the same time: Improving higher-order thinking skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity; Preparing students for their future in a competitive global job market; Designing student-centered, project-based, and online learning environments; Guiding systemic change in our schools to create digital places of learning; and Inspiring digital age professional models for working, collaborating, and decision making. Along with documents and videos, the site contains quick tips and thoughtful connections.

Resources for Developing ICT Programs


Partnership for 21st Century Skills (www.P21.org)
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members strive to develop 21st Century readiness by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community, and government leaders. The Partnership provides tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs (English, reading or language arts; mathematics; science; foreign languages; civics; government; economics; arts; history; and geography) and 4Cs (Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and innovation). While leading districts and schools are already doing this, P21 advocates for local, state and federal policies that support this approach for every school. The site features Online Resources for educators, ploicymakers, parents, and community members. Resources support innovation, project management, as well as a framework for state action on global educaiton. Districts can use the MILE Guide to determine their capacity to teach 21st century literacies.

New Media Literacies (www.NewMediaLiteracies.org)
Project New Media Literacies from the Annenberg School of Communication & Jounalism identifies the kinds of participatory practices youth are engaged in today, and draws up a provisionary list of the skills these practices demonstrate. New media literacies which engage and excite our K-12 students are: Play, Performance, Simulation, Appropriation, Multitasking, Distributed Cognition, Collective Intelligence, Judgment, Transmedia Navigation, Networking, and Negotiation.

Common Sense Media (www.CommonSenseMedia.org)
The Education section of Common Sense Media contains free tools and curricula to teach your students about becoming responsible digital citizens. Along with resources for digital citizenship, 1:1 Essentials, and professional development, the site offers a section that addresses parental concerns.

Media Power Youth (www.MediaPowerYouth.org)
Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, Media Power Youth works locally throughout the northeast in collaboation with health and prevention programs, school districts, communities, research institutions, businesses, and foundations to provide a continuum of evidence based, health-focused media literacy education for youth, parents, and professionals.

21 Things for Students (www.21things4students.net)
The 21 Things for Students project is supported by a grant from the REMC Association of Michigan and maintained by a team from three Intermediate School Districts in Michigan (Shiawassee, Ingham, and Macomb). It was created as an educational and online resource to help students improve their technology proficiency as they prepare for success in the 21st century. This project was specifically developed to provide districts and classroom teachers with resources to help students meet or exceed the 8th grade technology proficiency requirements in Michigan. The development of this resource came at the request of teachers using the initial 21things4teachers.net site.

Digital Literacy Portal (www.ICTLiteracy.info)
The ICT Digital Literacy Portal is the "public face" of a fast growing international movement focused on promoting  Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Digital Literacy.  The website provides a rich global resource and collaborative environment for dissemination of ICT Literacy materials, interactive discussions, research information, and international dialogue.

Digital Literacy Portal (www.ICTLiteracy.info)
The ICT Digital Literacy Portal is the "public face" of a fast growing international movement focused on promoting  Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Digital Literacy.  The website provides a rich global resource and collaborative environment for dissemination of ICT Literacy materials, interactive discussions, research information, and international dialogue.

National Academy of Engineering (www.NAE.edu)
The National Academy of Engineering offers Making the Case, which promotes Technological Literacy, helps to define what it is, why it's important, and what's being done to improve it. The site offers resources for assessing technological literacy and the ITEA Technological Literacy Standards.

Knowledge Network Explorer (www.KN.ATT.com)
Knowledge Network Explorer’s Dynamic Solutions for Education is a site sponsored by ATT Pacific Bell. The focus is the combination of information, media, multicultural, and visual literacies. There are resources to support K-12, HIgher Ed, and E-rate.

IT Pathway Program – Provides curriculum resources for Information Technology studies in middle through high school. This program was developed by several NH educators as part of a Career Pathways grant. Two courses, “IT and Me” and “ITand Me Works”, are particularly useful for NH districts developing ICT Literacy Programs.

TechYES is a program created for technology literacy certification, which could be incorporated into a middle school ICT course to provide both course content and end-of-course assessment.

International Computer Driving License (ICDL) – Provides a credential program for students.

Resources for Professional Development


International Society for Technology in Education (www.ISTE.org)
ISTE offers a wealth of resources on their website. They spearheaded the creation of the ISTE Standards, originally developed as the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). The organization offers a membership and an annual conference that is the world's most comprehensive educational technology event.

New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education (www.NHSTE.org)
Our own NH ISTE Affiliate, NHSTE offers professional development opportunities throughout the year. They offer both free basic membership and a premium annual membership which is convenient for our educators. NHSTE hosts the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, which is the largest educational Technology conference in New England. The multi-day Conference offers professional development strands that meet the needs of any NH educator. our state’s affiliate organization of ISTE.

21 Things for Teachers (www.21things4teachers.net)
The 21 Things for Teachers project is supported by a grant from the REMC Association of Michigan and began with four friends and instructional technology specialists who were looking for a way to train teachers on technology in a timely and cost-effective manner. To provide a single site of free resources and tutorials which meets the national technology standards, and offer any-time training to be used for professional development, remains the goal.

American Association of School Librarians (www.ALA.org/AASL)
American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, has offers learning standards and program guides for the development of effective and tecnology rich library programs.

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (www.ITEEA.org)
The organization offer two publications on Technological Literacy.

New Hampshire School Library Media Association (www.NHSLMA.org)
NHSLMA is a professional organization representing school library media professionals and paraprofessionals. THey are an affiliate of the Ameican Association of School Librarians and the New England School Library Association. Their mission is to ensure that members become effective users of ideas and information and that library media programs are in integral part of teaching and learning in New Hampshire.


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Supported Programs & Initiatives

NH Esri GIS State Consortium

Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey

#GoOpen New Hampshire

New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative

National Collaborative for Digital Equity

Digital Learning Day

Gen YES New Hampshire

Future Ready Schools New Hampshire

NHSTE Software Purchasing Promotions







Resources Available on NHEON

Statewide Consortium Pricing Partnerships

NH Title IV-A Project Development Toolkit

#NHEdTech Effective Uses of Technology

SketchUp Pro State Licensing

Professional Development

New Hampshire Educational Technology

National Collaborative for Digital Equity

ET News

Online Learning in NH

ISTE Standards





Resources Available from NH DoE

Minimum Standards for School Approval

NH College and Career Ready Standards

NH Educational Technology at NHDOE

US DOE Office of Educational Technology

ICT Literacy Program Guidance (updated)





Last updated July 3, 2019

The ICT Literacy Toolkit is supported by New Hampshire Educational Technology at the New Hampshire Department of Education.