ALA Definition of Digital Literacy
Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.
A Digitally Literate Person
The ALA Defintion of a Digitally Literate Person
- possesses the variety of skills, cognitive and technical, required to find, understand, evaluate, create, and communicate digital information in a wide variety of formats;
- is able to use diverse technologies appropriately and effectively to search for and retrieve information, interpret search results, and judge the quality of the information retrieved;
- understands the relationships among technology, lifelong learning, personal privacy, and appropriate stewardship of information;
- uses these skills and the appropriate technologies to communicate and collaborate with peers, colleagues, family, and on occasion the general public;
- uses these skills to participate actively in civic society and contribute to a vibrant, informed, and engaged community.
Lacey Elementary "I Can" Statements
Cu Cultural: Requires technology use in different contexts and awareness of the values and practices specific to varying contexts
- I can easily move between digital environments and contexts: personal, social and educational.
Cg Cognitive: Enables mastery of the use of technological tools, software, and platforms
- I can master the use of a variety of technological tools, software and platforms.
Cn Constructive: Requires reusing and remixing existing resources depending on need, or possibly adapting them into new resources
- I can reuse, adapt and remix resources depending on my need and possibly making them into new resources.
Co Communicative: Requires awareness of different communication devices that are both digital and mobile
- I can use different communication devices that are digital and mobile.
Cf Confidence: Places emphasis on gaining competence with digital technologies and the ability to create an environment for practicing skills and self-learning
- I can gain competence with digital technologies and practice both inside and outside of the classroom.
Cr Creative: Creates new data in digital environments while taking risks, developing skills, and producing new things
- I will create new data and things with my digital learning while taking risks and developing skills.
Ct Critical: Requires the digital learner to develop various perspectives while actively taking different circumstances into account
- I can be aware of my audience while communicating digitally, be critical of what I read online, and attentive to my own safety.
Ci Civic: Develops and helps acquire the concepts of democracy and global citizenship as individuals become participants in society
- I can be a positive part of online communities and use the same rules and guidelines for being a positive citizen of my classroom and school.
Adapted by Duffer Kinney