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Information, Media and Technology Skills

Students today can probably teach most of us about information and computer literacy skills. Most students today are bored without simultaneous stimuli. They can juggle texting, talking on the phone, doing homework and surfing the web.

  • Information literacy
  • Media literacy
  • Information, communications and technology literacy


To stimulate their interest and participation, educators must find ways to incorporate the numerous communication and social vehicles of today's students in their classes and assignments.