Technologist

Digital Literacies for Teaching

Digital literacies are complex and nuanced, and there are myriad of ones to consider.  Using technology tools effectively to address specific learning challenges is just one aspect of digital literacies for teaching.  These literacies encompass the abilities to locate, use, summarize, evaluate, create, and communicate information while using digital technologies and web-based platforms. They also include the expertise to engage safely, responsibly and ethically in online communities and networks.

What does digital literacy mean to you?  How would you define digital literacy?

Take a look at the definitions of digital literacy that are linked below:

As you are reading the definitions, take note of ideas or competencies that resonate with your sense of what digital literacy is. Now write a definition of digital literacies for teaching  that is informed by what you’ve read. Borrow ideas that make sense to you and leave out parts that you think are less important.

Developing digital literacies is an ongoing process.  These modules are a starting point; they include resources and a set of challenges and activities, that is part of never ending process as we extend our digital literacies for teaching.

Extend Activity

Write a short blog post about your definition of digital literacies for teaching, and then share the link via Twitter. Include the #oextend hashtag.