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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 (20)

Basic Member
Great ideas. Thank you.
Thank you for the tools are essential to add to my students' digital literacy toolbox for personal growth.
Full Member
I really enjoyed this presentation because it made a connection to multiple resources out there.
Full Member
Learned something new today. Great webinar! No matter how much you know about digital literacy, you will learn something new from this session.
Basic Member
Great presentation!
Basic Member
Great presentation, very informative!
Basic Member
Thank you very much. It helps to have a strong functional definition of digital literacy.
Basic Member
This webinar was very informative on digital literacy. I gained some information I wil share with the teachers at the school were I work. Thank you very much!
Full Member
Beneficial to add to our comprehensive development of Digital Literacy.
Basic Member
Very informative
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