To live, work, and prosper in the 21st century, your students need proficiency in digital literacy. Research demonstrates that student equity and inclusion depend on all students mastering internet literacy, digital communication skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving. “Technology and social media are rapidly changing the way that citizens consume, create, and share information” (Office of Education Technology, US Department of Education).
Each lesson in our Digital Literacy Edge course provides direct instruction and practice for whole-class, small-group, or individual learning. Lessons are also aligned with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards.
Whether at school, library, community center, or home, your students live their everyday lives in digital environments. Students read online content and e-books, communicate across the globe with video, audio, and text, and they personalize their learning with apps and websites. They use keyboards, not pencils and they venture into the virtual world from the traditional. Clearly, all students need digital skills so they can communicate, collaborate, and create safely and effectively in their daily lives and create digital footprints that they can be proud of.