Digital literacy

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Welcome to the ICT Portal

Historically, human beings have used different ways of organizing and presenting information, and for communication. Language, script, print, mass media such as radio and television have been important information and communication technologies (ICT). Whenever a new ICT is introduced, we see significant changes not only to education and knowledge processes, but also to larger socio-cultural, political and economic structures and processes.. What makes the current ICT different is their digital nature. With information creation, access, processing and sharing becoming quicker and simpler, society is now being shaped these processes, so much so that, the term Information Society is used to describe society today. Development of digital literacy skills is required for all, to navigate this ‘information society’. Teachers, student teachers and teacher educators need to be able to use ICTs for their professional development, through self learning, peer learning, in digital resources creation and in teaching-learning. They must develop a critical understanding of the larger positive and negative implications of the design and adoption of ICTs in society. This portal has resources for ICT learning.


Featured tool - Turtle Blocks

The digital world is full of offerings, software applications, web tools, digital resources and is open to teachers and students to dive into it and learn. We will feature here different applications and tools that could be used by teachers.

Turtle Blocks, is an activity with a Logo-inspired graphical "turtle" that draws colorful art based on snap-together visual programming elements. We can use this to develop visualiation, logical reasoning and algorithmic sense in students by performing various operations with the Turtle. More information can be found here. A 5-week course on Turtle Art can be found here.

ICT Curriculum and syllabus

Participating in today's information society requires the development of new skills as well as an understanding of how these processes are affecting society.

  1. The National ICT Curriculum, developed by CIET, NCERT, is a response to this requirement.
  2. An ICT textbook has been developed by the state of Telangana based on this curriculum. An accompanying teacher handbook is also available.
Recent developments in technology in education

Constructionist learning is when learners construct mental models to understand the world around them. Constructionism advocates student-centered, discovery learning where students use information they already know to acquire more knowledge.Seymour Papert developed a learning theory called constructionism which extended the idea of constructivism. You can read more about the possibilities of using computers in for learning in Papert's book Mindstorms, Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas.

Courses for technology learning

To stay current in your knowledge and also to improve your skills. you can view / access different courses available on various platforms

  1. ICT course for B.Ed students
  2. CIET course ICT curriculum
I want to
  1. Become a STF groups or a whatsapp/hike/telegram member
  2. Buy a laptop or netbook or mobile phone
  3. Buy data card / get Internet connectivity
  4. Install Ubuntu / Edubuntu / Kalpavriksha on my computer
  5. Configure Kannada typing on my computer
  6. Learn typing with all my fingers
  7. Learn educational tools for my subject
  8. Translate material from English to Kannada or any language to any language
  9. see old STF mails before I became a member
  10. see teachers with own laptops
Technology and society

Timeline of computer history

Learn an application

This section will give you an organized representation of the different software applications categorized according to the type of applications. Click here for exploring different applications

Frequently asked questions

This FAQ section will help Ubuntu users for troubleshooting and configuring :-

frequently asked questions.

Popular android mobile apps
  1. English Kannada offline dictionary.
  2. Geogebra app for android
  3. PhET Sims presented by Kiwix
  4. News
  5. Kannada typing in Andorid
  6. Google translator
  7. Share it
  8. LibreOffice document Viewer
  9. CamScanner - scan your documents