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

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Overview

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.

Details

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 (51)

 
Good valuable information. Thank you.
 
Thank you for the useful information!
 
Great information!
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Thank you! great resources!
 
This should be required training for all educators. Excellent!
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Great resources!
 
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!!
Full Member
 
Good information
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It was great. I liked that it was well planned and the information was organized. Also liked that all of the resources were listed and stated.
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