Incorporating Information and Communication Technology

At Christ the King School, students have many opportunities to use ICT in the classroom setting. With a classroom set of laptop computers on a mobile cart, students at all grade levels are able to use computers as part of regular classroom work. We have Smartboards at a variety of grade levels, cameras for student use, and computer-based science lab sensors to provide multiple outlets for ITC use in the classroom. Each classroom is equipped at least one desktop computer.

Below is an excerpt from the Manitoba Education website:

Literacy with ICT

Literacy with ICT means choosing and using ICT, responsibly and ethically, to support critical and creative thinking about information and about communication as citizens of the global community. Literacy with ICT consists of critical and creative thinking, ethics and responsibility, and ICT literacy.

Technology as a Foundation Skill

To prepare students to become citizens of the global community, Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth identified technology, literacy and communication, problem solving, and human relations as foundation skills to be developed across the curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 12 (see Manitoba Education and Training, A Foundation for Excellence, 1995). Although students in the past have focused on developing literacy skills such as reading, writing, and numeracy, 21st-century students must develop multiple literacies that will allow them to respond to changing ideas, attitudes, and technologies as their communities and their world evolve.

In 1998, Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth published Technology As a Foundation Skill Area: A Journey toward Information Technology Literacy. This document stated the following vision for Manitoba:

The use of information technology will help enable all students to solve problems, improve their personal performance, and gain the critical and abstract thinking skills necessary to become lifelong learners and contributing members of their communities.