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Digital Literacy

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Definition of Digital Literacy Strand:


At our school we recognise that we need to prepare pupils for a digital world through a sustained engagement with technology and  media relevant to their context.  We show pupils how to use digital tools to control their relationship with the digital world and negotiate other software programs from previous knowledge and experience.  Pupils develop cognitive skills that enable them to process both the information they encounter online and the tools they need to make sense of that information and produce their own information.  Units of work which form a part of the Digital Literacy strand are designed to meet these needs through challenging and engaging work which seeks to produce pupils who are literate in digital technology and relevant processing and thinking skills.


Comments (2)

Richard Young said

at 12:42 pm on Jun 17, 2012

In student speak are we saying 'how to use software and be e-safe'?

Brian Sharland said

at 1:30 pm on Jun 18, 2012

Hi Richard,

In student speak I would extend it very briefly to say 'how to use software in the right context' and although yes e-safety is a part of basic digital literacy it's been placed in society i think largely because it's about how our actions online reflect or impact on society around us. Of course the point of digital studies is not only does everything interact but it is all flexible.


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