Digital literacy across the CURRICULUM
In today’s society, it is critical for students to be able to use the vast amount of technology available to them. Computer literacy will provide students with skills they need to succeed in the technological age. We are here to support schools in building students’ digital literacy by authentically incorporating technology into instruction at every grade level.
DEFINING DIGITAL LITERACY
Digital literacy is the ability to use technology to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information. Along with a working knowledge of computer software and hardware, students will benefit from an understanding of wide range of applications (e.g., word processing, presentations, web-based resources). With software applications becoming so mainstream, it is vital to be fluent in their use when entering the work force.
Skills are noted as introductory and mastery at each grade level and organized into seven specific categories:
- Basic Computer Operations
- Word Processing
- Spreadsheet (Tables, Charts, and Graphs)
- Mathematical Applications
- Presentation and Multimedia Tools
- Acceptable Use, Copyright, Plagiarism, and Online Safety
- Research and Information Gathering
- Communication and Collaboration