Digital literacy is the ability to effectively and critically navigate, evaluate and create information using a range of digital technologies. It requires one "to recognize and use that power, to manipulate and transform digital media, to distribute pervasively, and to easily adapt them to new forms". Digital literacy does not replace traditional forms of literacy. It builds upon the foundation of traditional forms of literacy. Digital literacy is the marrying of the two terms digital and literacy; however, it is much more than a combination of the two terms. Digital information is a symbolic representation of data, and literacy refers to the ability to read for knowledge, write coherently, and think critically about the written word. (wikipedia)
Join us on Sunday night on #edchatri @ 8 PM as we take a closer look at exactly what digital literacy means for us and how we can expand the work of literacy through the use of technology. Are you a digital native or would you like to be. Then join many of us who are as we discuss this important topic. Find some great ideas for developing the work we do with technology and walk away with some great links and resources for doing this work to bring digital literacy to our classrooms.
You can also learn more about the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, to be held July 14 - 19 on the URI Providence campus here:
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