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Digital Literacy Definition and Resources

Digital Literacy Definition and Resources
What is Digital Literacy? The ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information. 1The ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers. 2 A person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment... Literacy includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital environments. 3 What is a Digital Learning Librarian? The Digital Learning Librarian at the University of Illinois works collaboratively with librarians and faculty to create tools that help to integrate the library into the teaching and learning process. One result is the creation of online resources that focus on infusing library and information skills with instructional technology to help individuals obtain digital literacy. @ Other Institutions... Resources

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Digital Literacy Home Welcome to the Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum. Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, Digital Literacy will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The courses help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement your lifestyle, and consider careers where you can put your skills to work. Use the menu below to see the Digital Literacy curricula and courses available in your preferred language. Digital Literacy Fundamentals Introduction Today’s youth are often called ‘digital natives’ by adults because of the seemingly effortless way they engage with all things digital. It’s easy to see why: Canadian youth live in an interactive, “on demand” digital culture where they are used to accessing media whenever and wherever they want.

What is digital literacy? CC licensed photo shared via Flickr by s@lly Digital literacy is the topic that made the ETMOOC learning space so irresistible to me… I think as educators we spout off about wanting our students to be digitally literate, but not many of us (myself included) have a firm grasp about what that actually means, and quite a number of us are still attempting to become digitally literate ourselves. Whatever that means. It turns out, defining digital literacy isn’t such an easy task. The etmooc community was fortunate enough to hear Doug Belshaw speak on this topic in a recent webinar. I’ve followed Doug on Twitter for quite some time, and it turns out his dissertation investigates just what is digital literacy… and his TED talk can be viewed here.

7 Reasons Why Digital Literacy is Important for Teachers - Blog Share on social: The meaning of "digital literacy" has shifted over the years. While there was a time when job candidates were encouraged to list "Proficient at Microsoft Word" on their resume, now such skills are considered standard. This shift toward a technologically savvy workforce has permeated the classroom as well. It makes sense to assume that the more digitally literate our teachers are, the more they'll employ these skills in the classroom, which will in turn foster a strong sense of digital citizenship in our students. However, the importance and scope of digital literacy extends beyond this simple theory. Free Software [ Home | What's New | Public Pages | Tell Friends | Privacy Policy | FAQ | Help | About myHq ] Questions?/Suggestions?/Enquiries? Contact the webmaster@myhq.comv2.0 Last updated :- 22:53 07-12-2011 EST

What Digital Literacy Looks Like in a Classroom Published Online: October 29, 2014 By Brianna Crowley If students are “glued” 24/7 to their mobile devices, why is it necessary for schools to teach digital literacy? Who should teach it? 69 Free or Open Source Tools For Students By Jill Gordon Many Open Source software projects were either started in colleges or started by recent college graduates. Whether it's a coincidence or not, a lot of the available open source software is ideal for college students, either pursuing a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree. Free and Open Source Software Tools for Students With the widespread use of the Internet and the growth of web-based applications, there are also a lot of hybrid forms of software available – free software with APIs (Application Programmer Interfaces) but not truly open source. The following list covers some of the best free and open source software from an average student's perspective.

What Is Digital Literacy? Ava reads at Indian Run Elementary School in Dublin, Ohio. The school integrates iPads, laptops, and books into reading time. —Maddie McGarvey for Education Week How To Be A Google Power User - Infographic Search engines are the backbone of everyday internet use, but are you aware of the hidden tips and tricks available to improve your search? Here are some pointers that'll save you Googling "How to Google." This infographic certainly added something new to a topic that we knew our client's target audience really cared about.

John Hattie & His High Impact Strategies John Hattie synthesized over 500,000+ studies related to student achievement in his book Visible Learning. He showed that teachers can make a difference despite other circumstances that may impede learning. In fact, Hattie found that most teachers have some degree of impact on their students’ learning. However, some teachers have far more impact than others. 21 Windows Shortcuts For Better Windows Experience Windows shortcuts are meant to make work more easier and faster, sometimes it nags users when their mice malfunctioned and don’t work, and if they are not aware of the windows shortcuts things go even worse. For rapid access and for smart work users should aware of some exceptional windows shortcuts. STG is sharing the best and easy windows shortcut which will allow users to perform their tasks more easily and specifically and will turn them a smart window user. Some of them are compatible with Windows XP and some aren’t compatible but users can use them in other version of Windows such as Windows XP and later.

Student Led EdCamp Period Takes NCMS To New Heights – NCMS Innovates Last summer, we began to implement a series of changes to our school and programs in the interest of better serving the needs of our students and community. We never expected the reaction these changes have generated – and how they’ve rippled throughout the school. Today, we’ve got Digital Shop, the Black Mesa Learning Management System (LMS), Idea Street, Design Thinking, and a “manifesto” that has taken a life of its own throughout the building. And that’s just the beginning.

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