OCTOBER 6, 2021The digital world offers tremendous benefits to us all. It provides platforms thatallow us to connect and collaborate. It opens up opportunities to learn about new andimportant issues, and empowers innovation in ways that were unimaginable just a fewyears ago.Today, the advancement of technology has permeated every aspect of our lives.Educators expect their workforce to have the skills needed to live, work, and thrive in adigital society. So, when preparing students for the world of work, digital literacy isessential. But what exactly is it?In fact, digital literacy is separate from computer literacy. It requires criticalthinking skills, an awareness of the necessary standards of behaviour expected inonline environments, and an understanding of the shared social issues created bydigital technologies. Or alternatively: digital literacy = digital tool knowledge + criticalthinking + social engagement.A.Show skills in the positive use of media and technology in various contentareas;B.Identify the different Digital literacy skills.III.DiscussionandSelf-AssessmentActivities(SAA)DIGITAL LITERACY SKILLSDigital literacy refers to an individual's ability to find, evaluate, andcompose clear information through writing and other media on various digitalplatforms. Digital literacy is evaluated by an individual's grammar,composition, typing skills and ability to produce text, images, audio anddesigns using technology. The American Library Association (ALA) definesdigital literacy as “the ability to use information and communicationtechnologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information,requiring both cognitive and technical skills.” While digital literacy initiallyfocused on digital skills and stand-alone computers, the advent of theinternet and use of social media, has caused some of its focus to shift tomobile devices. Similar to other expanding definitions of literacy thatrecognize cultural and historical ways of making meaning, digital literacydoes not replace traditional forms of literacy, and instead builds upon andexpands the skills that form the foundation of traditional forms of literacy.Digital literacy should be considered to bea part of the path to knowledge.MC TTL 2-Technology for Teaching and Learning in the Elementary GradesCc: Dr. MaryJane R. Mendoza/[email protected]I.OverviewII.Learning Outcomes
2Digital literacy is built on the expanding role of social science researchin the field of literacy as well as on concepts of visual literacy, computerliteracy, and information literacy.Overall, digital literacy shares many defining principles with other fieldsthat use modifiers in front of literacy to define ways of being and domainspecific knowledge or competence. The term has grown in popularity ineducation and higher education settings and is used in both international andnational standards.