Standards for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Grade 7

Social and Ethical Issues

Students understand the ethical, cultural and societal issues related to ICT. Students practice responsible use of ICT systems, information, and software.

Research and Inquiry

Students use and transfer ICT knowledge to locate, retrieve, organize, manipulate, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information for specific research tasks.•

By the end of Grade 7 students will:

  • analyze features of our information-based society
  • analyze features and examples of ethical and unethical uses of information and ICT (e.g., recognize and challenge web sites that promote discriminatory ideas);
  • explain the principles and practice of confidentiality and privacy in communicating information (e.g., forwarding e-mail only with the consent of the sender);
  • identify how ICT is changing how tasks are performed.

By the end of Grade 7 students will:

  • develop a plan for a research project and formulate questions to guide the inquiry;
  • select appropriate search engines, subject directories, and URLs to meet information needs (e.g., identify resources that can support someone experiencing harassment);
  • use references, cross references, and hyperlinks to expand approaches to a topic;
  • examine the authority, validity, and reliability of print and on-line resources (e.g., use a teacher-prepared tool to analyze web sites on drug addiction before conducting research);
  • develop appropriate organizers for collecting information for specific research tasks (e.g., use organization tools such as timelines, knowledge trees, legends, and indexes to record and organize information);
  • analyze how data was collected and discuss the reasonableness of results.


Communication and Collaboration

Students collaborate using ICT. Students use ICT to communicate knowledge in a variety of forms and media, for different purposes and audiences.

Productivity and Applications

Students understand how to use the range of ICT tools for research, inquiry, problem solving, decision making, creativity, communication, and collaboration.

By the end of Grade 7 students will:

  • synthesize and present information using a combination of graphic organizers and data-management software (e.g., tables, graphs, spreadsheets, and databases);
  • prepare multimedia presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences (e.g., a slideshow, movie, or web page describing daily life in New France);
  • collaborate with peers, teachers, and others to exchange information, using a variety of ICT communication tools (e.g., TEL Conferences, class web pages);
  • consider the relative strengths of print, electronic, and blended modes of presentation in order to determine the most appropriate method(s) of conveying information to an intended audience.

By the end of Grade 7 students will:


Critical and Creative Thinking

Using ICT, students will enhance their critical and creative thinking skills, including problem solving and decision making.

Grade 7 ICT Resources

Managing Access to the Classroom Computer

Ontario Curriculum Web Resources

Using Electronic Portfolios with Students

Connecting ICT with Grade 7 Literacy

Getting Students Registered for TEL

More Ideas for Connecting ICT with Literacy (4-8)

Using a Class Conference on TEL

Ideas for Connecting ICT with Grade 7 History

Using TEL HomePages

Creating Cell Animation in HyperStudio

Ideas for Connecting TEL with the Curriculum (3-12)

Adding Graphics to iMovie

TEL Resource Guide (3-12)

AppleWorks Resource Guide (2-8)

Researching Information on the Internet (4-8)

HyperStudio Resource Guide (4-8)

Code of Online Conduct

Creating Web Pages in HyperStudio

Grade 7 Planner Units

Creating Web Pages in Claris HomePage

Grade 7 Examples

Introduction to Macromedia Flash MX