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South Carolina K-12 Information Literacy and Technology Integration Guide

Information-Media-Technology Literacy Resources for SC Educators



"From the community to schools to colleges and on to the workplace, people are expected to be able to access, use, understand, and apply information. The shared aim is to develop people who are ready to enter the workforce as competent, ethical, and productive users of information and technology." (Grassian, Esther S. and Joan R. Kaplowitz. Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Practice. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. 2001.)

NETS for Students Assessment Rubric

Call for Beta-testers for this DRAFT Assessment Rubric

The National Education Technology STandards for Students (NETS-Students) were published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in 2007. An assessment rubric spanning all grade bands has been written and ISTE has issued a call for comments from educators. Deadline for submitting comments is November 30. To download a copy of the assessment rubric and to submit your comments visit the ISTE wikispaces.


General Information

Follows planning from an isolated event to full curriculum design partnership between classroom teachers and library media specialists

Highlights the instructional/collaborative responsibilities of all educators (e.g., principal, curriculum coordinator, classroom teacher, and library media specialist 

National Standards


Standards for the 21st Century Learner


SLMAM Skills Correlations - New (2007) to Old (1998): AASL Information Literacy Standards (an article in School Library Media Activities Monthly, February 2008.)


National Education Technology Standards for Students (NETS-Students)



Scaffolding Student Learning for Information Literacy and Technology Education

SC K-12 ICT Scope and Sequence This scope and sequence uses the information, media, and technology skills as outlined in the AASL information literacy standards, Standards for the 21st Century Learner, the technology standards from ISTE, NETS-Students and the South Carolina Internet Safety Standards. The committee writing this scope and sequence built student learning from kindergarten through twelfth grade to identify where information, media, and technology skills should be introduced (I), reinforced (R), and mastered (IU - independent use).

(This ICT Scope and Sequence is also available online at martha.alewine.googlepages.com/thesimplefour.) 


The Simple Four (a problem-solving research model)


NCTE Framework for 21st Century Curriculum & Assessment


Partnership for 21st Century Skills:  

         21st Century Skills and English Map(pgs 8-11: media, info and ICT literacy)

ICT ELA MapICT Social Studies Map (pages 8-12)

NEW: ICT SCIENCE Map (page 8) ;  ICT GEOGRAPHY Map (page 6)

          Information Literacy;  Media Literacy


Parents say Schools Should Focus More on 21st Century Skills


The Power of Pow! Wham! Children, Digital Media and our Nation's Future: Three Challenges for the Coming Decade

 South Carolina Academic Standards

(Links to only two of the content standards are included here. As other content standards go through the review/revision process and address 21st Century learning and Bloom's Taxonomy for Teaching, Learning, and Assessing, additional links will be added.)


Social Studies


English/Language Arts (ELA)

SCDE Nonprint Sources Support Document

Alignment of ELA Standards and Information-Media-Technology Literacy Skills

Connecting Information and Media Literacy Skills to the Curriculum

  • Annenberg Media: Teacher resources and professional development in all grades and all curricular areas
  • Assessing the Instructional Integration of Information Literacy and Technology Skills into the Curriculum
  • A Vision for Learning: Digital Photography and iPhoto Projects for Kids
  • Biographies Online
  • Bloom's Digital Taxonomy: This wiki, created by a K-12 educator, takes the revised Bloom's Taxonomy and makes it viable for teaching 21st century skills. Check out Visual Bloom's, a chart giving examples of Web 2.0 tools at each level of the revised Bloom's Taxonomy.
  • Career Clusters (States' Career Clusters Initiative (SCCI)
  • Careers of the Future 
  • Click-N-Type virtual keyboard: "an on-screen virtual keyboard designed for anyone with a disability that prevents him or her from typing on a physical computer keyboard.  As long as the physically challenged person can control a mouse, trackball, touch screen or other pointing device, this software keyboard allows you to send keystrokes to virtually any Windows application or DOS application that can run within a window." You can also download a speech package that will give either typing sounds or will say the name of the keys to provide feedback to the visually impaired letting them know if they have typed the correct key.
  • Country Studies
  • Create Your Own Comic Strip
  • Discovery Education: Find teacher resources, including lesson plans, and home resources where students can find extra help online.
  • Eduweb: digital learning games and "interactives" in art, history, science, and technology.
  • Glogs, Virtual Online Posters edu.glogster.com is a FREE website where students and teachers can create online posters. These online posters can have pictures, hyperlinks, sounds, videos. Glogster provides a master account for the teacher and integrated accounts for the students. All education accounts are private.
  • InSafeMedia literacy instruction tips, media literacy quiz, and a downloadable lesson plan.




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