Digital Literacy

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Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:75 minutes

Score Type:Auto Score

This application exercise automatically provides a score to your gradebook

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: alignment, border, color, design, indent, mood, page layout, page orientation, paper size, poster, spacing, visual communication, visual design, word processing


Objectives:

  • Students create a unique document.
  • Students show how to modify the page orientation and paper size.
  • Students apply knowledge of how color can affect mood.
  • Students describe how design helps engage audiences.
  • Students recall how the page layout tab can be used to select color and alignment.
  • Students review the process of indents and page margins to help control spacing.
  • Students use borders to make their documents stand out.
  • Students manipulate ribbon toolbar buttons to enhance written communication.
  • Students illustrate the benefits of word processing.
  • Students choose appropriate design techniques to present their work to others.
  • Students prepare an example of how word processing can be directly applied to their everyday lives.

Subjects:

Bold Italicized Headings Layout

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

Color Manipulation 

Information Technology > Digital Communications > Color Manipulation 

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 

Follows Along / Responds Appropriately In Class

Language Arts > Communication > Group Work > Participation > Follows Along / Responds Appropriately In Class

General Use

Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids > General Use

Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Information Technology > Software Applications > Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Group Work / Discussions

Language Arts > Writing > Shared Collaborative Writing > Group Work / Discussions

Nonfiction

Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids > Illustrations Drawings > Nonfiction

Posters

Language Arts > Writing > Brochures / Pamphlets > Posters

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 Impact

Media Literacy > Visual Impact

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.
S.7.c Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.2a Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
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.7.2a Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/ effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
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.8.2a Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
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.
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