Digital Literacy

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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:12 minutes

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Available Languages: English, Spanish


Vocabulary: application, audience, checklists, creating a document, design, evaluate work, graphics, layout, media, software, template, text , white space, word processing


Primary Objectives:

  • Student considers document design and layout to ensure appropriateness for audience and media.
  • Student creates documents incorporating a variety of data types such as text and graphics.
  • Student learns to create checklists.
  • Student learns to create documents using more than one software application.
  • Student learns to create documents using templates.
  • Student uses print preview to evaluate work progress and final product.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student considers audience when creating a document.
  • Student creates tools to help organize tasks.
  • Student uses design elements such as white space.

Subjects:

Audience Definition 

Information Technology > Digital Communications > Audience Definition 

Bold Italicized Headings Layout

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

Bold Italicized Headings Layout

Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids Fiction > Text Features > 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 

Intermediate Feature

Information Technology > Software Applications > Word Processing > Intermediate Feature

Listening / Pay Attention

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

Lists / Logs

Language Arts > Writing > Lists / Logs

Posters

Language Arts > Writing > Brochures / Pamphlets > Posters

Principles of Design 

Information Technology > Digital Communications > Principles of Design 

Productivity Tools

Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools

Productivity Tools 

Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools 

Use Technology when Writing

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

Visual Literacy 

Information Technology > Student Use > Visual Literacy 
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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.3.6 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.4.2a 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.4.6 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.5.2a 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.5.6 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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