Preparing our students to become effective members of today’s society and be prepared for the working environment demands that they are digitally literate.
Before I go into some new resources to help you in your daily work with students, I would like to share with you definitions established by The American Library Association’s office for Information Technology Policy and the Digital Literacy Task Force.
"Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills."
A Digitally Literate Person:
· Possesses the variety of skills – technical and cognitive – required to find, understand, evaluate, create, and communicate digital information in a wide variety of formats;
· Is able to use diverse technologies appropriately and effectively to retrieve information, interpret results, and judge the quality of that information;
· Understands the relationship between technology, life-long learning, personal privacy, and stewardship of information;
· Uses these skills and the appropriate technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, colleagues, family, and on occasion, the general public; and
· Uses these skills to actively participate in civic society and contribute to a vibrant, informed, and engaged community.
There are various paths we can take to ensure our students have the digital literacy skills needed to have the edge in today’s work/life environment. To help in this effort Digital Literacy, an online resource for staff and students, has been added to ensure you have great examples of tools that your students may use for independent learning, doing projects and utilizing complete lessons. I invite you to take a first look at the vast amount of options Digital Literacy provides to both you and your students. http://digitalliteracy.rosendigital.com/
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