This course offers an overview of the basics of digital literacy. Teachers unaccustomed to utilizing technology in the classroom will benefit the most, but it is relevant to any teacher who wants their students to be comfortable working on computers and other devices.
The course begins by presenting ways to teach basic digital computer literacy and usage. The second portion of the course focuses on understanding and using software and the Internet with students. The skills required for students to successfully take computer-based assessments such as PARCC are included. There is a strong emphasis on domain-specific vocabulary throughout the course. Teachers will gain a new outlook on the importance of developing technology skills across content areas, and how and why they can build digital literacy in any classroom. See the Table of Contents tab for more detailed information.
At the end of the course, participants will have access to useful downloadable resources to which they can refer as often as needed, even after the course is complete. Participants will also leave the course with a new lesson plan made as part of our hands-on workshop. Upon upload of that finished lesson plan, we will issue a certificate that can be submitted to administrators as proof of completed professional development hours.