Digital Literacy

  • 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.

Ozobots used in digital learning

Belshaw's 8 Elements Adapted by Intl Literacy Society

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