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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy
Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, so your expectations and your teaching approach may differ quite noticeably from your colleagues. But the nagging question still remains for many teachers – what exactly is digital literacy? Because it is a relatively new term, many teachers are able to define it as it pertains to their specific classroom. A quick Google search yields me the very vague definition of: the ability to effectively and critically navigate, evaluate and create information using a range of digital technologies. That said, Doug Belshaw has made a really excellent attempt at defining digital literacy -in fact, he wrote his dissertation on the topic.

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