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Literacy with ICT (LwICT) Across the Curriculum


What is Literacy with ICT

This page provides a brief overview of Literacy with ICT (LwICT). To learn even more about LwICT choose one of the four options listed below.

If you prefer:
  • to explore and follow your own learning path, visit the LwICT Website.
  • to follow a more structured path and play a game, take the LwICT Scavenger Hunt.
  • an indepth professional learning experience, check out the LwICT Webquest.
  • a quick video clip to visualize LwICT.
  • for specific information on topics related to LwICT or for support in implementation, select "WIKIs OVERVIEW" in the left bar.

Purpose of this WIKI

The purpose of this Literacy with ICT wiki is to make readily available practical information and support for the implementation of LwICT,

What is a WIKI?

A Brief Overview of Literacy with ICT (LwICT)

What is ICT (Information and Communication Technology)?
Information and Communication Technologies include computers, laptops, digital cameras, video cameras, digital microscopes, scanners, cell phones, electronic games, digital audio devices, global positioning systems, electronic whiteboards, the Internet, et cetera. ICTs in the classroom will continue to evolve as new technologies emerge over time.

What is Literacy?
We might think we know what literacy it, but the fact is that even the very definition of literacy is evolving with our society and its needs and abilities. Check out the definition of literacy from the National Council of Teachers of English.
  1. Develop proficiency with the tools of technology,
  2. Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally,
  3. Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes,
  4. Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information,
  5. Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts, and
  6. Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments.

What is Literacy with ICT?
Literacy with ICT is about STUDENTS and TEACHERS thinking critically and creatively about information and about communication, as citizens of the global community, while using ICT responsibly and ethically.

Literacy with ICT consists of 3 components: critical and creative thinking, ethics and responsibility, and ICT literacy.

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This representation shows the relationship between ICT literacy (i.e., demonstrating ICT skills) and literacy with ICT (i.e., choosing and using ICT, responsibly and ethically, to support critical and creative thinking about information and about communication across the curriculum). ICT literacy is a critical component of literacy with ICT, but it is not sufficient in itself.

How do students develop their own literacy with ICT?
Literate students choose and use ICT, responsibly and ethically, to support their critical and creative thinking about textual, numerical, visual, and aural information as citizens of the global community. They develop this literacy through a process of inquiry across the curriculum using LwICT Big Ideas, as they
  • plan and question
  • gather and make sense
  • produce to show understanding
  • communicate
  • reflect on their learning

How do students develop their own ICT literacy?
ICT literacy is one component of Literacy with ICT. ICT literacy involves acquiring the supporting skills that are needed for students to develop their literacy with ICT. These supporting skills are most effectively developed within curricular context rather than on their own.

Manitoba Education Resources to Support Implementation of Literacy with ICT

Manitoba Education Website: Literacy with Information and Communication Technology

WIKIs: Overview of and Access to WIKIs That Support the Implementation of LwICT

Literacy with ICT Across the Curriculum: .

Blog. A Forum Where LwICT Practitioners Can Provide Feedback

Literacy with ICT

Ning. A Social Networking Space Where Practitioners of LwICT can Access Pertinent Information and Post to a Discussion Forum

Literacy with ICT

Social Bookmarking. A Database of Articles and Research That Support LwICT