DIGITAL LITERACY 😊As we all know That the digital world offers tremendous benefits to our life’s.
It provides platforms that allow us to connect and collaborate. Example is CME PLATFORM
It opens up opportunities to learn about new and important issues, and empowers innovation in ways that were unimaginable just a few years ago.What is digital literacy?
Making sure pupils are employable is an obvious driver for schools. So, developing technical skills is crucial. But digital literacy doesn’t just mean IT proficiency (although knowing how to use tech is now an essential life skill)
I’m 100%sure covid-19 push alot of us to technology
I’m part of them
But maybe advance technology 🤔Today, the advancement of technology has permeated every aspect of our lives.
Employers expect their workforce to have the skills needed to live, work, and thrive in a digital society. So, when preparing students for the world of work, digital literacy is essential.
But what exactly is it?Hope we all know that Digital literacy is separate from computer literacy.
It requires critical thinking skills, an awareness of the necessary standards of behaviour expected in online environments, and an understanding of the shared social issues created by digital technologies.
Let me put it this way: digital literacy = digital tool knowledge + critical thinking + social engagement.Classes of digital literacy
- Digital Natives
- Digital Immigrants
- Digital Aliens
- Digital IntegratorsDigital Aliens are approximately ages 45-70 years and are the late adopters and laggards of technologies. They are the owners that minimally interface with the digital world ( e.g.,email, texting, searching) and are unaware of the digital opportunities.
Hope you are not part of them
But we have some 45 above to use technology like a young mind
Take credible independent action to move from this stage if you are one of them
😆🤣😂😹😆🤣Digital Immigrants are approximately ages 30-60 years and are the early and late adopters of technologies. Most Immigrants were born ” before the existence of digital technology and adopted it to some extent later in their life.Digital Natives
Digital natives are those people that were born between 1983 and now that are born into the digital age. The Internet is their default and comfort level in terms of playing games, doing home work, searching for events, information, products and sending messages.Technology is here to stay, but we need to get smarter on how best it can be used to improve teaching and learning.Collaboration. The ability to work collaboratively with others, with strong interpersonal and team-related skills.
Creativity. Being able to weigh up opportunities in an entrepreneurial manner and ask the right questions to generate new ideas.
Critical thinking. Being able to evaluate information and arguments, identify patterns and connections, and construct meaningful knowledge and apply it in the real world.Citizenship. The ability to consider issues and solve complex problems based on a deep understanding of diverse values and a worldview.
Character. Traits such as grit, tenacity, perseverance, and resilience; alongside a desire to make learning an integral part of living.
Communication. Being able to communicate effectively through a variety of methods and tools to a range of different audiences.Deep learning and digital literacy
One essential component of digital literacy when it comes to the field of pedagogy is deep learning, of which there are six core skills:With limited time and increasingly squeezed budgets, getting your school’s
to commit to developing digital literacy can be challenging.
So, what advice and support can you give to your school to help them get on board – while promoting your reputation as a digital leader?Make your lessons digital
It is hard to teach pupils about what’s needed in the online world without using digital tools. So teachers themselves must embrace digital literacy.How to improve digital literacy in your schoolEngage your pupils
Build robust and productive student-staff partnerships to help develop your school’s digital environment in a way that adds real meaning to them. Encourage older students to express their views on what digital literacy means to them, and what skills they think they need to live, work and learn in an online world.
To get your students started, you can create quick quiz to ask them what they went to learn expecially secondary schoolEngage your teachers
Teachers are time poor, so many schools are avoiding their responsibilities to educate students about digital literacy due to anxieties about their own staffs technical abilities. Engage with teachers early on in the process to find out what they need to teach digital literacy. This could be bite-sized guides, case studies, videos, training, or regular drop-in sessions. Ensuring buy-in is vital to your school’s overall success.Create digital ambassadors
In any school, there are icp departments. Harness their passion and knowledge by creating a digital literacy focus group to help drive and inspire change, while increasing awareness of digital literacies across your school.Conclusion
Everybody should be challenged to adopt the new mindset and learn the new skills for relevance and effective deployment of educational technologies; for there is no escape route.