Digital literacy teaches:
- Technical skills
- computer, smartphone, and tablet use
- word processing
- communication via virtual platforms
- Critical thinking skills
- efficient online searching
- evaluation of information
- problem solving with technology
- internet safety
Online learning uses digital platforms for English, math, reading, history, and content area instruction. It requires some digital literacy but may not explicitly teach those skills.
Tutor Training is available for tutors to be able to teach digital literacy skills to their learners.
Digital Literacy Curricula
- Assessments for all 15 topics aligned to Northstar standards.
- Self-directed online learning for 4 topics: basic computer skills, email, Microsoft Word, career search skills
- Assessments for all 15 topics (and ability to proctor and offer certificates)
- Self-directed online learning for all topics
- Instructor-led curriculum
- Learner Management System to track progress
- Available in Spanish
- 9 free modules with pre-assessments, learning activities, and post-tests
- Students can track their progress
- Students can earn badges for completion
- Open repository of free learning resources
- Aligned to Seattle Digital Equity Initiative Standards
- Lessons searchable by topic or standard
- 20-lesson curriculum adapted from Tyson Foods
- integrates beginning ESL with foundational digital skills
- for immigrants and refugees with no/low English literacy or familiarity with the Latin alphabet.
- uses the smartphone as a starting point and then transfers skills to computer.
- Create Strong Passwords
- Get an Email Address
- Connect Mobile Device to Wi-Fi
- Install or Uninstall Mobile Apps
- Use QR Codes
- Find Vaccine Records
- Sample Equipment Use Contract
- Google Applied Digital Skills
- Digital Literacy | Learning for Justice (K-12 lessons can be modified for adult learners)
- UW Extension Digital Inclusion Resources
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