Creating Digital Citizens –What is Digital Literacy? – Purposeful Technology-Constructing Meaning in 21st Century Schools

Digital literacy is “The capability to use digital technology and knowing when and how to use it.” ( Rubble, M. and Bailey, G.  (2007). Digital Citizenship in Schools. Eugene, OR: ISTE, p. 21)What does digital literacy look like?Digital literacy is when students are able to engage with multi-media to read and interpret text, sounds and images. Digital literacy is when students can  manipulate and evaluate data to construct their own meaning. Digital literacy also includes a student having knowledge about  how to use technology to construct meaning, but most importantly in ways that are appropriate to their needs. Students who know how to use technology are also instructed by parents and teachers on how to use it effectively and appropriately to communicate a message.

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