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III. ACTION PLAN:    A. Access    B. ICT Literacy   C. Professional Development    D. Community      [Data[ICTLitKit

ICT Literacy
(Information and Communication Technologies)

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This toolkit has information to help your schools implement an ICT Literacy Program for students. It includes current research, standards, programs available for purchase, and examples of locally developed programs from other schools.


Ed 306 Minimum Standards for Public School Approval:

  • Ed 306.08 Instructional Resources
  • Ed 306.22 Distance Education
  • Ed 306.24 Assessment
  • Ed 306.26 K-8 School Curriculum
  • Ed 306.27 High School Curriculum, Units of Credit, Graduation Requirements, and Cocurricular Program
  • Ed 306.31 Arts Education
  • Ed 306.32 Automotive Technology Education Program
  • Ed 306.33 Business Education Program
  • Ed 306.34 Career and Technical Education Program
  • Ed 306.35 Career Education Program
  • Ed 306.37 English Language Arts and Reading Program
  • Ed 306.38 Family and Consumer Science Education Program
  • Ed 306.40 Health Education Program
  • Ed 306.41 Physical Education Program
  • Ed 306.42 Information and Communication Technologies Program
  • Ed 306.43 Mathematics Program
  • Ed 306.45 Science Education Program
  • Ed 306.46 Social Studies Program
  • Ed 306.47 Technology Education Program


  • The plan must include an assessment of the telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other services that will be needed to improve education or library services;
  • The plan must have a professional development strategy to ensure that staff know how to use these new technologies to improve education or library services;

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In 2002, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) defined technology literacy as follows:

Technology literacy is the ability to responsibly use appropriate technology to communicate, solve problems, and access, manage, integrate, evaluate, and create information to improve learning in all subject areas lifelong learning to acquire knowledge and skills in the 21st century.

The symbiotic relationship between curriculum and technology tools and resources determines the effectiveness for student learning. Policies affecting the use of tech tools, software, and online resources need to be in place.

Develop one or more tech plan goals related to the use of information and communication technology (ICT) resources to support student academic achievement.

Develop clear objectives and action steps associated with your ICT literacy goal:

  • Relate the objectives to the curriculum aspects of your district's Educational Improvement Plan.
  • Be explicit about ways to ensure that your students acquire ICT literacy competence.
  • Plan specifically to address core subject areas and align with educational improvement and assessment. Use the resources listed on this page to take a closer look at the school standards for each curriculum area, especially "Ed 306.42 Information and Communication Technologies Program."
  • Be sure to develop objectives related to distance learning and other innovative means of offering specialized courses.
  • Develop your strategies for purchasing and integrating software and online resources into the curriculum.
  • Include descriptions of activities and timelines for implementing those activities.


Budget and Evaluation are separate sections of the technology plan. When formulating your action steps for ICT Literacy, you should be thinking about:

    • software, CD-ROMs, etc.
    • online subscriptions (encyclopedias, magazine databases, etc.)
    • distance learning courses
    • student assessment tools
    • storage of student work