Digital Literacy for Teachers

Category: Education

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I investigated some of the reasons why digital literacy is important and what teachers will need to be able to do to help students become digitally literate.


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Digital Literacy for Teachers:

Digital Literacy for Teachers An investigation by Rachel Pierson for EDT908 “Critical Issues in Educational Technology” December 18, 2011

What are the Critical Issues?:

What are the Critical Issues? Students’ skills Teachers’ skills Continuing to the Future

What is digital literacy?:

What is digital literacy? Many teachers’ response: The ability to use the computer and other web tools. Other responses from survey: “Digital literacy is the ability to locate, organize, understand, evaluate, and analyze information using digital technology. It’s understanding how to use technology to communicate and to work more efficiently. ” “For teachers, digital literacy Is effective use of tech tools and 21 st century skills for personal productivity and professional growth AS WELL AS effective use and marrying tool to task in the classroom.”

Digital Literacy:

Digital Literacy Relating to Students: ISTE Standards for Students AASL Curricular Goals Tony Wagner’s Seven Survival Skills 21 st Century Skills Relating to Teachers: ISTE Standards for Teachers Results from Survey

Student Standards:

Student Standards International Society for Technology in Education Demonstrate creativity and innovation Communicate and collaborate Conduct research and use information Think critically, solve problems, and make decisions Use technology effectively and productively Link to ISTE Standards Link to ISTE Student Profiles

For Example: Grades 3-5:

For Example: Grades 3-5 Produce a media-rich digital story about a significant local event based on first-person interviews. Use digital-imaging technology to modify or create works of art for use in a digital presentation. Recognize bias in digital resources while researching an environmental issue with guidance from the teacher. Select and apply digital tools to collect, organize, and analyze data to evaluate theories or test hypotheses.

For Example: Grades 3-5 (cont.):

For Example: Grades 3-5 (cont.) Identify and investigate a global issue and generate possible solutions using digital tools and resources. Conduct science experiments using digital instruments and measurement devices. Conceptualize, guide, and manage individual or group learning projects using digital planning tools with teacher support. Practice injury prevention by applying a variety of ergonomic strategies when using technology. Debate the effect of existing and emerging technologies on individuals, society, and the global community.

Student Standards:

Student Standards American Association of School Librarians Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth. Link to AASL Standards Document

The Seven Survival Skills:

The Seven Survival Skills Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence Agility and Adaptability Initiative and Entrepreneurship Effective Oral and Written Communication Accessing and Analyzing Information Curiosity and Imagination

21st Century Skills:

21 st Century Skills

Standards for Teachers:

Standards for Teachers International Society for Technology in Education Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments Model Digital-Age Work and Learning Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

Survey Results:

Survey Results Generally comfortable with using technology 71% rated 8+ Comfortable with technology in an educational setting: 61% an 8+. Willing to learn new technology tools alongside students: 75% of respondents 8+, with 50% rating a 10

Teacher Training:

Teacher Training Be willing to make mistakes. Start from where you are and build upon your knowledge. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Learn new technologies in small doses. Have patience! Work one-on-one with an “expert.” Find a PLN (Personal Learning Network) and ask more questions!

Importance for Teachers:

Importance for Teachers Teacher/Student engagement Student preparation We have a responsibility to our students to give them the best education possible. There’s no time like the present !

Future Steps:

Future Steps Adding digital literacy education into undergraduate teaching curriculums New teachers helping veteran teachers (and vice versa) Teachers learning new tools alongside students Connect to the “experts”

Contact Information::

Contact Information: Link to this presentation online [email protected] (262)-696-9802 @aleixa on Twitter Blog: Church/School Website:

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