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What is Digital Literacy and Why Is It Important for Students to be Digitally Literate?

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The basic definition of literacy means to be able to read and write. However, to be successful in today's digital world, literacy goes far beyond being able to read and write and must include how information is processed, delivered, and received. In this webinar, Naomi Harm will provide examples of why it is important for students to be digitally literate through the use of communication tools to locate, evaluate, use and create information to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment. While the list of digital tools seems never-ending, Naomi will showcase how educators and students must thoughtfully determine which tools are essential to add to their digital literacy toolbox for personal and professional growth.

Naomi will also explain why it is our responsibility as educators to model and teach digital citizenship skills. We need to allow students to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate in meaningful digital literacy experiences. These new and essential skills of inquiry and self-expression online are necessary to prepare our students to be globally competent, and responsible digital citizens.

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Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Citizenship
Last aired on: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 @ 11:00 AM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: College & Career Readiness, Digital Citizenship
Tags: digital citizenship skills, digital literacy

Reviews (10)

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This is useful. Thanks.
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Good ideas to help students choose the best digital tools for communicating information.
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Very Informative
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Thanks for the expertise. I should get busy with my blog.
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Thanks for sharing this information. The blog links are super.
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Very informative! Thanks!
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Great introduction to the the terminology and a wonderful list of resources to start with. Pacing was great for me.
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Great information. Thank you.
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Great presentation with lots of resources.
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Attended this webinar this morning and what an informative one it was!!!
Great information and resources!! You will become a fan of Naomi Harm after watching and listening/watching the webinar!!! i have already sent the resources to my team!!
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