ICT Literacy standards are based on standards and policy
recommendations related to educational technology from
various sources over the past decade. Those standards
and their originating organizations are listed here:
International Society for Technology
in Education (ISTE) has a wealth of resources
on their website. They spearheaded the creation
of the National Educational Technology Standards
for Students (NETS-S).
Society for Technology in Education (NHSTE) is
our state’s affiliate organization of ISTE.
ICT Digital Literacy Portal has
many resources on the topic and an active community
of online speakers, forums, and discussions.
Partnership for 21st Century
Skills has a wealth of information
about ICT skills. One of their initiatives is
the creation of 21st Century skills
maps in English, geography,
math, science, and social studies to show
concrete examples of how ICT literacy can be
integrated into core subjects.
The Second Information Technology in
Education Study: Module 2 (SITES:
M2) is an international study of innovative
pedagogical practices that use information and communication
American Association of
School Librarians (ALA) has several resources
related to the Information
Educational Media Association (NHEMA)
is our state’s association of school librarians.
Technology Education Association (ITEA) developed
for Technological Literacy.
are additional resources for use in developing ICT
21 Things 4 Students – The 21things4students.net 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.
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
International Computer Driving License
(ICDL) – Provides a credential
program for students.
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 “IT
and Me Works”, are particularly useful
for NH districts developing ICT Literacy Programs.