Digital Literacy

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Estimated Time:10 minutes

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Available Languages: English, Spanish


Vocabulary: audience, columns, format, margins, page numbers, page orientation, page size, publish, word processing


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns to adjust page size.
  • Student learns to format columns.
  • Student learns to insert page numbers.
  • Student learns to set page margins.
  • Student learns to specify page orientation.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student learns that the formatting applied to information can influence the message that's communicated.
  • Student presents and publishes a document as the final step in the writing process.

Subjects:

Audience Definition 

Information Technology > Digital Communications > Audience Definition 

Awareness of / Adjust For

Language Arts > Writing > Purposeful Writing > Audience > Awareness of / Adjust For

Bold Italicized Headings Layout

Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids Fiction > Text Features > Bold Italicized Headings Layout

Bold Italicized Headings Layout

Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids Expository > Bold Italicized Headings Layout

Communication to Others

Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others

Communication to Others 

Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others 

Create Communication Products 

Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Communication Products 

Desktop Publishing 

Information Technology > Software Applications > Desktop Publishing 

Electronic Reference Sources

Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Reference Tools > Electronic Reference Sources

Electronic Reference Sources

Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Reference Tools > Electronic Reference Sources

Intermediate Feature

Information Technology > Software Applications > Word Processing > Intermediate Feature

Listening / Pay Attention

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Comprehension > Listening / Pay Attention

Principles of Design 

Information Technology > Digital Communications > Principles of Design 

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing

Visual Literacy 

Information Technology > Student Use > Visual Literacy 

Vocabulary and Abbreviations 

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Vocabulary and Abbreviations 
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Standards:

S.1.c Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
S.4.b Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
S.6.a Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2 Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
ELA-Literacy.SL.4.2 Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
ELA-Literacy.SL.5.2 Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
ELA-Literacy.W.3.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
ELA-Literacy.W.3.4 With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.3.6 With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
ELA-Literacy.W.4.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
ELA-Literacy.W.4.2a Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
ELA-Literacy.W.4.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.4.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.2a Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.5.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 5 on page 29.)
ELA-Literacy.W.5.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
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