What is Digital Literacy?
- The ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information. 1
- The ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers. 2
- A person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment... Literacy includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital environments. 3
This blog is going to be our place to write about our interests, questions, explorations, learning, hobbies and passions. We will be quad-blogging with students from other schools in other countries, creating content, sharing information, and expressing ideas all while learning to navigate the internet safely. Digital responsibility and learning how to leave a positive digital footprint will be the foundation of our class this year.
Take a moment to read the commenting guidelines page and then leave a comment introducing yourself (first names only!) and telling me what your interests are. I am the comment moderator for this blog, so your comments will not show up until I read and approve them for publishing.
I cannot wait to meet each of you, and I am looking forward to a fun year of learning together!
- Digital Strategy Glossary of Key Terms http://www.digitalstrategy.govt.nz/Media-Centre/Glossary-of-Key-Terms/ accessed August 21, 2008.
- Paul Gilster, Digital Literacy, New York: Wiley and Computer Publishing, 1997, p.1.
- Barbara R. Jones-Kavalier and Suzanne L. Flannigan: Connecting the Digital Dots: Literacy of the 21st Century; http://connect.educause.edu/Library/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/ConnectingtheDigitalDotsL/39969