An Essential Part of Education Today
Digital literacy is essential to instruction because it...
- Promotes collaboration among students. Children have the opportunity to work with, and respond to, their peers virtually, ultimately enhancing written communication skills and knowledge of how to use digital resources.
- Engages students with the variety of publishing options that are available. By using different technology resources a wider range of student interests can be met.
- Uses 21st Century Skills on a regular basis. Students are learning how to communicate via digital resources as well as how to navigate the technology.
- Provides a sense of ownership for each student. Digital literacy encourages publishing a final product. Since publishing is virtual, there is the opportunity this to happen immediately. Students will be able to see, and value, that they are true authors and have an audience once they hit that final button that finishes their piece.