Profile for Technology and Information Literate Students

Grades 9–12 (Ages 14–18)


Any successful technology and information literate student will be an independent learner who reads, views, listens and collaborates for pleasure, personal growth and to make connections with oneself and the world.


The following experiences with technology and digital resources are examples of learning activities in which students might engage during Grades 9–12 (ages 14–18):

  1. Design, develop, and test a digital learning game or resource to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to curriculum content. (2, 3, 4) Example: Digital Stories in Chinese
  2. Create and publish an online art gallery with examples and commentary that demonstrate an understanding of curriculum content. (3, 4)
  3. Select digital tools or resources to use for a real-world task and justify the selection based on their efficiency and effectiveness. (2)
  4. Employ curriculum-specific simulations to practice critical-thinking processes. (2)
  5. Identify a complex global issue, develop a systematic plan of investigation, and present innovative sustainable solutions. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  6. Analyze the capabilities and limitations of current and emerging technology resources and assess their potential to address personal, social, lifelong learning, and career needs. (2, 6)
  7. Model legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology by properly selecting, acquiring, and citing resources. (1, 6) Examples:Cyberbullying
  8. Create media-rich presentations for other students on the appropriate and ethical use of digital tools and resources. (3, 4, 6) Example:Cyberbullying
  9. HS Physics - publish bi-yearly original student research online in ISB Journal of Physics (2,4,5)
  10. HS ESL Oral Discussion (EAP 10) (3,4))
  11. Authentic learning resource in modern language class (Student-created video on mastering the language of travel(3,5)
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The numbers in parentheses after each item identify the standards most closely linked to the activity described. Each activity may relate to one indicator, to multiple indicators, or to the overall standards referenced.

The categories within the TAIL Standards are:
  • Standards 1 & 2: Effective Learners
  • Standards 3 & 4: Effective Communicators and Creators
  • Standards 5 & 6: Effective Collaborators