Digital Literacy

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Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:180 minutes

Grades:6-8

Score Type:Mixed Graded

Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation, student self-assessment and teacher assessment via rubric to provide flexibility with the type of grade sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook. Student work may include opened-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or a self-assessment

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: Computer, Language Arts, Oral Communication, Research


Subjects:

Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology Use 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology Use 

All Aspects

Language Arts > Communication > Group Work > All Aspects

Answer Questions

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Answer Questions

Ask Questions

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Ask Questions

Awareness of / Adjust For

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

Communication

Library Media > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Communication

Communication 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Communication 

Description

Language Arts > Writing > Describe > Description

Desktop vs Mobile Computing 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Mobile Applications > Desktop vs Mobile Computing 

Drafting

Language Arts > Writing > Writing Process > Drafting

Emerging Technologies 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Emerging Technologies 

English Language Arts 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Connects to Other Disciplines > English Language Arts 

Expository / Nonfiction / Informational

Language Arts > Writing > Genre > Expository / Nonfiction / Informational

Formal / Academic Contexts

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Formal / Academic Contexts

Global Positioning Systems (GPS) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Global Positioning Systems (GPS) 

Group Presentations

Language Arts > Communication > Group Work > Group Presentations

Hardware / Software Applications

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Hardware / Software Applications

Internet Search Engines

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Research > Internet Search Engines

Interviewing / Interviews

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Interviewing / Interviews

Keyboarding

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Keyboarding

Lists / Logs

Language Arts > Writing > Lists / Logs

Maps and Driving Directions 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Maps and Driving Directions 

Nature of Technology 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Nature of Technology 

Nonfiction

Language Arts > Writing > Topic Development > Main Idea > Nonfiction

Nonfiction

Language Arts > Writing > Topic Development > Topic Sentence > Nonfiction

Nonfiction

Language Arts > Reading / Literature > Comprehension / Analysis > Synthesize > Nonfiction

Note-taking

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Note-taking

Opinion

Language Arts > Writing > Topic Development > Introduction > Opinion

Opinion

Language Arts > Writing > Vocabulary > Word Choice > Opinion

Opinion

Language Arts > Writing > Topic Development > Supporting Details > Opinion

Opinion

Language Arts > Writing > Topic Development > Organization > Opinion

Opinion

Language Arts > Writing > Topic Development > Elaborate / Develop Ideas / Content > Opinion

Opinion Pieces

Language Arts > Writing > Topic Development > Conclusion > Opinion Pieces

Outline

Language Arts > Writing > Writing Process > Outline

Request Information

Language Arts > Writing > Purposeful Writing > Write Questions > Request Information

Respond

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Respond

Risks and Benefits of Use 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Mobile Applications > Risks and Benefits of Use 

Social Influences, Impact and Issues

Library Media > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Social Influences, Impact and Issues

Social Influences, Impact and Issues 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Social Influences, Impact and Issues 

Student Collaboration

Library Media > Information Literacy > Student Use - Digital Media > Student Collaboration

Student Collaboration 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Student Collaboration 

Technology in Daily Life 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Technology in Daily Life 

Transportation 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Transportation 

Use Technology when Writing

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

Websites / Blogs / Email / Internet

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Websites / Blogs / Email / Internet
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and Participation The student followed all directions and went above and beyond in answering all questions in the assignment.The student followed all directions and answered all questions in the assignment.The student followed most directions and answered most questions in the assignment.The student did not follow directions or answer the questions in the assignment.
Required Final Product Components The final product includes additional elements to enhance the assignment beyond the required components.The final product includes all components required by the assignment.The final product includes most of the components required by the assignment.The final product does not demonstrate the components required by the assignment.
Organization and Originality The final product is exceptionally well designed, includes additional elements, contains no spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and reveals student’s creative insights into the assignment.The final product is neat, includes all components required by the assignment, contains minimal spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and includes some creative elements.The final product is adequate but lacks neatness and creativity, contains some spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes and is missing required components.The final product is not neat or creative, is missing required components and contains many spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes.
Digital Literacy Skills Application The final product clearly demonstrates an accurate and deep level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates an accurate and appropriate level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates some understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates little to no understanding of the concept.
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.1.d Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
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.3.c Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
S.4.b Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
S.5.a Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
S.5.b Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
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.
S.7.b Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
S.7.c Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
2-IC-20 Compare tradeoffs associated with computing technologies that affect people's everyday activities and career options. (P7.2)
2-IC-22 Collaborate with many contributors through strategies such as crowdsourcing or surveys when creating a computational artifact. (P2.4, P5.2)
ELA-Literacy.L.6.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
ELA-Literacy.L.7.3a Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.
ELA-Literacy.L.7.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
ELA-Literacy.L.8.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7 Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1a Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1b Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1c Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
ELA-Literacy.SL.6.4 Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1a Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1b Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1c Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1d Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.4 Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1a Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1b Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1c Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.
ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1d Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.
ELA-Literacy.SL.8.4 Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.10 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.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.6.5 With some 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 6 on page 53.)
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.7.10 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.7.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.7.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 7 on page 53.)
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.8.10 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.8.2b Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.8.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 8 on page 53.)
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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