Digital Literacy 101

Teaching Everyday Digital Literacy

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Understanding Computer Literacy and Basic Usage

The first section of this course is about teaching basic computer literacy and usage, including basic computer terminology, hardware, and keyboarding skills. We’ll begin by identifying what digital literacy is and how to approach it with your students. We’ll learn how to reinforce digital literacy in core subject classes, and we’ll also discuss how specific skills translate to the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test. Let’s watch a quick intro video.

The second section of the course will focus on understanding and using software and the Internet with students. It also identifies some of the skills that students need to perform well on compuer-based tests.  We’ll identify basic terminology to use when talking about software, the Internet, and digital citizenship with students.


At the end of the course you will be asked to create or modify an existing lesson plan to include opportunities to integrate specific digital literacy skills and vocabulary.

Expected Time to Complete Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: 55 minutes
  • Workshop: 40 minutes
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