Digital literacy encompasses a working knowledge of current digital technologies and having the ability to use digital technologies as a means of locating, organizing, and creating information within digital formats. -- A definition using a combo of multiple sources.
"We are living through an extraordinary moment in human history. Historians will look back on our times, the 40-year span between 1980 and 2020, and classify it among the handful of historical moments when humans reorganized their entire civilization around a new tool, a new idea. These decades mark the transition from the Industrial Age, an era organized around the motor, to the Digital Age, an era defined by the microprocessor -- the brains within today's personal computer. The mid-1990s, perhaps even 1995, may come to be viewed as the defining moment when society recognized the enormity of the changes taking place and began to reorient itself. " Source : Peter Leyden, " The Historic Moment ," in " On the Edge of the Digital Age ," Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, 1995
“ According to a recent report from the Workforce Commission’s National Alliance of Business, “The current and future health of America’s 21st century economy depends directly on how broadly and deeply Americans reach a new level of literacy—‘21st Century Literacy.’”
The primary goal of this legislation is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary schools and secondary schools.
The other goals are:
(A) To assist every student in crossing the digital divide by ensuring that every student is technologically literate by the time the student finishes the eighth grade, regardless of the student's race, ethnicity, gender, family income, geographic location, or disability.
(B) To encourage the effective integration of technology resources and systems with teacher training and curriculum development to establish research-based instructional methods that can be widely implemented as best practices by State educational agencies and local educational agencies.
Survey Digital Literacy Survey Participant A _________ Current implementation of technologies supporting digital literacy 1:1 Laptop 1:1 Laptop 1:1 Laptop 1:1 iPod 1:1 iPod 1:1 iPod 1:1 iTouch 1:1 iTouch 1:1 iTouch Moodle or LMS Moodle or LMS Moodle or LMS Participant B _________ Participant C _________ Wiki Wiki Wiki Ning Ning Ning Voice Thread Voice Thread Voice Thread Other Other Other Which of the following is currently being used at your school? Place a check in the box.
1:1 – One to one technology programs- Help promote digital literacy by ensuring that each learner has his/her own personal technology.
- OLPC One Laptop Per Child – provides impoverished children with a special rugged laptop, the XO
iPods, iTouch (iPad)-
ACCESSIBILITY- http://1to1inpractice.blogspot.com/ Jane Ross is an Apple Distinguished Educator. Her site is dedicated to her implementing 1:1 practices with iTouch and Mac laptops.
Moodle I Moodle – Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment A popular free open-source learning management System.
Moodle II Moodle – Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment
Moodle is used by over 32 million people.
It has replaced similar software such a WebCT at a number of universities.
Moodle allows for:
Wiki Wikis- Wikispaces and Wetpaint Wikis are a simplistic and very rudimentary form of website. By definition they can be instantaneously edited and are used for collaborative purposes as multiple users can change the wiki content.