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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. After you select a language, click “go”, and the offers available will appear in a new dropdown box. Select an offer, and click “go”, and you will be taken to the appropriate page. The Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum has three levels. The Basic curriculum features a course called A First Course Toward Digital Literacy. The Standard curriculum is available in four versions.

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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 Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when one is using technology. But specifically, it can cover anything from "netiquette" to cyberbullying; technology access and the digital divide; online safety and privacy; copyright, plagiarism, and digital law, and more. In fact, some programs that teach digital citizenship have outlined no less than nine elements that intersect to inform a well-equipped digital citizen. It's an overwhelming array of skills to be taught and topics to explore.

A Few Simple Ways To Introduce Reluctant Colleagues To Technology (Cross-posted at TechLearning) Many years ago I helped operate a soup kitchen on San Jose’s (CA) Skid Row. We were well-meaning, but not the most responsible neighbors. Phoenix Public Library Programs Library programs are free to the public. Search for programs at a location near you, sign up for program alerts, and more. Mon, Oct. 1, 2012 - Mon, Dec. 31, 2012 All Ages Library Hours English Process - Digital Citizenship Scavenger Hunt Directions: Click on the links and read the information presented, then answer the questions on the answer sheet about the link you visited. Digital Citizenship: 1. 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.

Welcome, Educators! Administrators and teachers are urgently looking for a proven system that will guide them through the complexities of Web 2.0. Too often, events like cyberbullying, sexting, plagiarizing and hacking push litigious chaos into the forefront of technology adoption, essentially stunting the development of digital citizenship progress. In response to this real and palpable need, iKeepSafe offers you these resources: - Helping Educators Get Started with Educational Technology 0 Comments February 7, 2012 By: David Andrade Feb 7 Written by: 2/7/2012 6:28 AM ShareThis Edudemic has a great article entitled "The Must-Have Guide To Helping Technophobic Teachers".

This website, run by Microsoft, serves as a great introduction to computers, their uses, and some basic digital literacy skills. by jenicomprispas Oct 30

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