Digital Literacies 1: Reading, Writing, and Research
Students need continual guidance in building digital literacy, and teachers need continually to reflect on how best to provide that guidance — and to refine their own skills. Just as basic literacy — reading and writing — must be a part of teaching and learning in every content area, so must digital literacy. This module is the first in a series offering a sound and thorough grounding in digital literacy as it pertains to the classroom — or of digital literacies, as the title of the module says, for there are many ways of thinking about digital literacy. This module covers strategies for online research, digital reading, and dealing with copyright and plagiarism.
This module replaces and updates the 2012 module Digital Literacies in the K–12 Classroom. Educators who have already received credit for that module (either self-paced or instructor-led version) should not take this module for credit; however, they are encouraged to skim through for updates, additional material, and reference.
7 weeks, 1.5 CEUs (general, digital learning)
Currently scheduled sections
Alignment to North Carolina standards
- North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards
- 4. Teachers facilitate learning for their students.
- c. Teachers use a variety of instructional methods.
- d. Teachers integrate and utilize technology in their instruction.
- NC Digital Learning Competencies for Classroom Teachers
- 2. Digital Citizenship: Teachers will model and teach digital citizenship by the ethical, respectful, and safe use of digital tools and resources that support the creation of a positive digital school culture.
- a. Demonstrate understanding of intellectual property rights by abiding by copyright law, intellectual property, and fair use guidelines.
- b. Teach and require the use of copyright law and fair use in student work and creation.
- 3. Digital Content and Instruction: Teachers will know and use appropriate digital tools and resources for instruction.
- a. Design technology-enriched learning experiences that encourage all students to pursue their individual interests, preferences, and differences.