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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The process of learning about technology whiledeveloping the ability to effectively and appropriatelyuse technology to perform tasks in a digital environment. Synthesize digital information Digitally reproduce information Analyze and interpret digital media addresses these issues in requiring all students to be able to: The Common Core According to a Katelyn St. John (2012), the two biggest problems facing Digital Literacy are: Digital literacy standardsare not mandatory or standardized in manyschool systems. (p. 24) The lack of state-assesseddigital literacy standards fostersinconsistent state-to-state digitalliteracy pedagogy. (p. 25) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.2 - Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity - Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments- Model Digital Age Work and Learning - Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility- Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership The ISTE standards require that teachers meet five indicators: These standards address several weaknessesidentified in both "LOL...OMG", and "Digital Citizenship in Schools": - That many tech savvy students are being led by tech-illiterate instructors- Teachers must have both the motivation and the professional developmentto adapt to new technology- Teachers must move beyond the glitz and focus on teaching the 21st centuryskills as they apply to technology- Rather than leaving students "out" or "behind," teachers need to provide students with the competencies to flourish within a technological common language. How can digital literacy be applied to our classroom? PD to support teacherunderstanding of technology Incorporating assignments that use toolssuch as blogging, website creation, etc. Encouraging students to use technologyin an authentic manner. For example: Ken & Garrett To produce educated young adults capable of utilizing technology to succeed in the world To guide students in leaving a positive "digital footprint." Why do we need "Digital Literacy" in the classroom? BibliographyIvester, Matt. (2012) LOL...OMG. Sierra Knight PublishingJones-Kavalier, Barbara R., & Flannigan, Suzanne L. (2006) Connecting the digital dots: Literacy of the 21st century. Retrieved from: century.Ribble, Mike. (2011). Digital citizenship in schools: Nine elements all students should know. Washington D.C. International Society for Technology in Education.St. John, K., & Von Slomski, L. (2012). Overcoming Digital Literacy Challenges in the High School English Classroom. California Reader, 46(1), 21-25.University of Illinois. (2008) Digital literacy definition and resources. Retrieved from: http:/
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