Digital Literacy and the Education System

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Digital Literacy and the Education System

  1. 1. Digital Literacyand theEducation SystemBy Laura RamsdenImage  via  AJ  Kimmel  |    Google  Advanced  Image  Search  
  2. 2. Digital literacy is in themidst of becoming acritical component totoday’s education systemImage  via  Edudemic  |  Google  Advanced  Image  Search    
  3. 3. Children are entering a world of adulthoodwhere important life skills include Google footprintsand fluency in the use of social networks…Image  via  Creatas  Images  |  Flickr  
  4. 4. DIGITAL LITERACY IS ONLY ONE COMPONENT OF BEING ADIGITAL CITIZENImage  via  Greenwich  Public  Schools  |  Google  Advanced  Image  Search  
  5. 5. Someone who isresponsiblefor how theyutilize technology…To interact with the world around themImage  via  wax115  |  Morguefile  
  6. 6. Many students are not aware of the fact that they are often subject to“invisible audiences”Image  via  persinsala  |    Google  Advanced  Image  Search  
  7. 7. As well as thepermanence andpersistence of thingsthat they share online…Image  via  Sophie  Kleeman  |  Google  Advanced  Image  Search    
  8. 8. Rather than throwing students “out into the wild,”would it not be better to prepare them in thesafety of their own classroom?Image  via  hotblack  |  Morguefile  
  9. 9. “We want them to understand that data isconstantly being collected about them”- Karen Blumberg, Technology InnovatorImage  via  Picture  Youth  |  Morguefile  
  10. 10. Once you give a social networkinformation, it holds value fromthat moment onImage  via  Natalie  Smith  |  Flickr  
  11. 11. “We want to give them aprotective bubble, so theycan practice andexperiment…Without leaving a permanent trace on the web”- Karen Blumberg, Technology InnovatorImage  via  carunan  |  Morguefile  
  12. 12. Wecan striveto eliminatethe digital divideBy improving the digital literacy of today’s youth…Image  via  Jason  Eppink  |  Flickr  
  13. 13. Can  you believe that 1 in 5 Americans do not use the Internet?Image  via  dhester  |  Morguefile  
  14. 14. Why is this important?Over  50%  of  today’s  jobs  require  technology  skills,  and  nearly  80%  of  jobs  in  the  next  decade  are  projected  to  require  digital  skills…  Image  via  andyk  |  Morguefile  
  15. 15. One can only imagine what will happen if today’s youth are thrown into a worldwhere digital literacy and internet fluency are almost crucial for success…Image  via  carunan  |  Morguefile  
  16. 16. If they are released without anyknowledge or prior exposureImage  via  carunan  |  Morguefile  
  17. 17. It is our responsibility to prepare the next generationImage  via  Penywise  |  Morguefile  
  18. 18. As  the  Internet  conPnues  to  evolve,  we  must  ensure  that  it  preserves  our  rela%onships,    our  informa%on,  our  secrets…  Image via Graphic Design Blender |Google Advanced Image Search
  19. 19. We have not created a privacy cultureon the Internet that is ideal to live withImage  via  jwiQman  |  Morguefile  
  20. 20. The next generation needsto be able to fight fortheir privacy rightsImage  via  Kiana  Kianpour  |    Google  Advanced  Image  Search  
  21. 21. But in order to fight for theirprivacy rights, youth need tobe given the key to thisknowledgeImage  via  tat  |  Morguefile  
  22. 22. We can improve their digital skills while theyare still in the playgroundImage  via  Tulane  PublicaPons  |  Flickr  
  23. 23. So that they are ready for a world where permanent evidenceon the Web could haunt them for the rest of their lives…Image  via  Andrew  Stawarz  |  Morguefile  
  24. 24. CreditsAll images have been retrieved fromMorguefile, Google Advanced Image Search, orlicensed under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 agreement andsourced from Flickr.
  25. 25. Sources  •  hQp://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2011/10/13/how-­‐to-­‐teach-­‐kids-­‐digital-­‐literacy-­‐build-­‐a-­‐private-­‐social-­‐network-­‐playground-­‐for-­‐them/  •  hQp://www.nyPmes.com/2013/03/21/business/a-­‐campaign-­‐to-­‐help-­‐people-­‐learn-­‐internet-­‐skills.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&  •  hQp://www.huffingtonpost.ca/hessie-­‐jones/teens-­‐oversharing-­‐internet_b_2923694.html  •  hQp://purposefultechnology.weebly.com/why-­‐is-­‐digital-­‐literacy-­‐important.html  •  hQp://www.pewinternet.org/Topics/Demographics/Digital-­‐Divide.aspx?typeFilter=5    

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