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12 Essential Digital Literacy Skills

Your students have access to the most powerful tool
in the world: the Internet.

But do they know how to use it? Contrary to popular belief, kids aren’t born with digital literacy skills.
Just because your students interact daily with their computers and cell phones doesn’t necessarily mean they understand basic uses, best practices, and safety risks. Recent online testing has shown us that we have to educate students on digital literacy in order for them to succeed in our digital world. In most school districts today, digital literacy skills are not being systematically taught and differing levels of focus on them has resulted in differing levels of ability. Just as we address varying levels of reading proficiency, it’s important that we ensure consistent digital skills development across a whole cohort of students.

For more about the 12 Essential Digital Literacy Skills, click here.

For a poster highlighting the 12 Essential Digital Literacy Skills, click here.