video Essential Elements of Digital Literacy

Essential Elements of Digital Literacy

Cultural – Look at the context in which the literacy is situated
Cognitive – How do we think when we are using a device (vs when we are not)?
Constructive – We should aim to use technology in a constructive (vs a passive) way
Communicative – We should be using technology to enhance our communications
Confident – You need to be confident to jump in feet first and explore/use/master/learn technology
Creative – Using technology in the classroom requires some creativity and risk taking – don’t stick to the basics when you can test out a new idea or use for technology
Critical – You need the ability to look at the technologies you’re using (and what you’re using them for) with a critical eye
Civic- We should be using the technologies available to us for greater good (which can be widely defined)

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