Digital Literacy

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Estimated Time:45 minutes

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Available Language: English


Vocabulary: apply existing knowledge, collaborate, create original works, digital environment, draw conclusions, generate ideas, group expression, individual expression, interpret information, make decisions, media, original work, publish, technology concepts, technology operations, technology systems, word processing


Primary Objectives:

  • Students learn to apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
  • Students learn to create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Students are open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives.
  • Students exercise sound reasoning in understanding.
  • Students make complex choices and decisions.
  • Students understand the interconnections among systems.
  • Students learn how to synthesize and make connections between information and arguments.
  • Students interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis.
  • Students act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind.
  • Students demonstrate creative thinking, constructs knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
  • Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
  • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

Subjects:

Communication to Others

Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others

Communication to Others 

Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others 

Communication 

Information Technology > Internet > Communication 

Create Communication Products 

Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Communication Products 

Creativity and Innovation

Information Literacy > Student Use - Integration of Multi-media > Creativity and Innovation

Creativity and Innovation 

Digital Literacy > Student Use > Creativity and Innovation 

Critical Thinking and Decision Making Process 

Information Technology > Student Use > Critical Thinking and Decision Making Process 

Determine Refine Research Topic

Language Arts > Research > Determine Refine Research Topic

General / Varied Use

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > General / Varied Use

General Skills

Language Arts > Research > General Skills

Graphics/images (insert/modify) 

Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Graphics/images (insert/modify) 

Listening / Pay Attention

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

New Technologies 

Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > New Technologies 

Productivity Tools

Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools

Productivity Tools 

Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools 

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Use Technology when Writing

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

Use of Tools 

Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Use of Tools 

Variety of Media (includes identification of various formats)

Media Literacy > Variety of Media (includes identification of various formats)

Variety of Media (includes identification of various formats)

Media Literacy > Variety of Media (includes identification of various formats)

Websites / Blogs / Email / Internet

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Websites / Blogs / Email / Internet
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Teacher Notes:

  • You might want to hold a short class discussion about the following research steps presented in the lesson: a) Identify a problem or essential question. b) Collect data and research facts. c) Analyze data to create information and ideas. d) Present your findings.

  • The lesson refers to the Internet terms repost, mash-up, and meme. You may want to ask the class about these terms and how they have used them in their lives.

  • Students should recognize technologies such as word clouds, graphics programs, image and video files, podcasts, blogs, and wikis before completing the lesson.

  • This lesson recommends to resize graphics that will be used online to approximately 3x4 or 4x3 inches.

  • To show a video online, you can upload the video to a video site and then paste the video’s embed code into a blog post, wiki, or Web page. You might want to discuss with the class (or show the class) how to upload a video and copy embed code from a video site, such as YouTube, into a blog post or wiki. Video sites often provide instructions for this easy procedure.

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.2.b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
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.
S.7.a Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
ELA-Literacy.RI.8.7 Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.
ELA-Literacy.SL.6.5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.5 Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.
ELA-Literacy.SL.8.5 Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.6 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 three pages in a single sitting.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
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