Digital Literacy

What is it?

Just like literacy is learning how to read and write, digital literacy is learning how to operate technology effectively. This would include how to operate a chromebook, how to sign in to websites, how to use Google tools, how to learn digitally with Jupiter and Google Classroom, and other “nuts and bolts” of technology, as well as how to work with others and use technology appropriately.

In the Michigan Computer Science standard, these are core practices that students “do:”

K-12 CS Framework Concepts and Practices

For elementary students, this involves:

  • Selecting the right software for a task.
  • Understanding the parts of computers and how they work.
  • How to use strong passwords and how to protect them.
  • How to search, store, find, change, and delete information.
  • How to make charts and graphs.
  • Learning how to see the perspectives of others with technology
  • Collaborating with others and working with partners
  • How to create products with technology.

Some of these skills overlap with computer science and digital citizenship.

This page last updated August 31, 2020 @ 4:04 pm.