Digital literacy is a hugely broad term which encompasses many different skills.
In a classroom context, we take it to mean the ability to find and consume digital content, be able to create this and also communicate it with others.
We’ve put together what we believe are six top skills of digitally literate students. If you’d like to share these around your school, either with the faculty, or your students, you’re very welcome to download the PDF poster below.
Six Top Digital Literacy Skills
- Skill 1: Basic Technology
Able to use a variety of technology as learning tools – can easily swap between devices and operating systems.
- Skill 2: Knowledge Sharing
Able to demonstrate presentation skills using multimedia tools.
- Skill 3: Cloud Computing
Able to store and access work and learning resources from any location.
- Skill 4: Evaluate Digital Information
Able to assess and identify credible and reliable online sources.
- Skill 5: Digital Citizenship
Able to behave and act appropriately when online. Recognition of the different contexts of online activity.
- Skill 6: Virtual Collaboration
Able to collaborate as effectively online as in person, by sharing documents and insights via online means.
Are Your Classrooms Equipped?
Having these digital literacy skills and more are essential to your students’ future prospects. If your classrooms aren’t equipped to help develop these skills, you will be putting them at a disadvantage.
In basic terms, your school should be able to provide quick and capable connectivity, remote file access, usage of a variety of devices, audio visual equipment, collaboration tools and (some, if not all) technology-led lessons.
If you know you need to up your game, but need some help and advice, M-Tech are happy to discuss the many options available to improving your education technology provision. Our specialist team have been working in the education space for over 15 years and are always happy to share the knowledge they’ve gained to date. If you’d like a brief overview of what we do for schools you can download our infographic here.