Join Oliver Schinkten for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduce digital literacy to your class, part of Communication in the 21st Century Classroom.
- In this video, I want to introduce…the concept of digital literacy,…giving a brief explanation as to what it is…and why it's critical for our students…to develop these skills.…Digital literacy is more than just students…reading things on a computer.…The topic of digital literacy is…much more complex and it's a topic…that we cannot afford to misunderstand or underestimate.…I like the simple definition given by Cornell University…which defines digital literacy as the ability…to find, evaluate, utilize, share and create content…using information technologies and the Internet.…
Now this is a broad definition that covers…a wide variety of topics which are important…for our students to understand.…Digital literacy can be broken down…into a ton of subcategories such as hardware…including the differences between desktop and laptops,…PCs and Macs, or smartphones, iPads or Chromebooks,…accessories such as microphones and headphones…and compatibility between these devices and accessories.…Another topic is software and applications…
- Introducing digital literacy to your class
- Understanding our digital citizenship and digital footprint
- Collaborating with Google Drive
- Implementing an LMS
- Offering video office hours using Google Hangouts
- Gathering student feedback with Google Forms
- Creating audio and video announcements
- Using social media to communicate with the community
Skill Level Beginner
1. Communication in the Digital Age
2. Communicate with Your Students
3. Communicate with Your School and District
4. Connect with Your Community
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