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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.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Thursday, January 6, 2022 @ 11:00 AM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: College & Career Readiness, Digital Citizenship
Tags: digital citizenship skills, digital literacy

Reviews (52)

Basic Member
This was very well organized and thought out. I watched this as a recording and wish there were access to her slides and the Canadian curriculum she mentioned. Can those be linked in the Overview or somewhere?
Good valuable information. Thank you.
Basic Member
Thank you for the useful information!
Basic Member
Great information!
Basic Member
Thank you! great resources!
This should be required training for all educators. Excellent!
Full Member
Great resources!
Basic Member
Thank you for all the great information on why it's important to be a digital learner starting in Pre-K to Kinder. Holli Harris
Excellent webinar!!
Basic Member
Good information
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