There’s been some Twitter chat from @dajbelshaw about Digital Literacy that has sparked some discussion, notably thoughts of operationalising Digital Literacy (see Doug’s blog – top marks for doing some thinking on a Sunday!).
This reminded me about some resources that I made for Becta just before they were quangoed. Our aim was to create some useful resources for teachers and students to use, which could easily be incorporated into existing teaching practice. (Change management methods here – unfair to ask teachers to get to grips with a new concept AND change the way they work… this method only ever grabs the attention of those keen ‘early adopters’).
OK so I am taking the initiative here and will upload these resources seeing as Becta are no more. Please don’t expect rocket science – I wanted to start gently – just explain to teachers and students what Digital Literacy is and offer a framework that can assist them to grasp the basics during lessons.
The link to the resource pack (zip file) is at the bottom of this post. Resources include:
1. Powerpoint for a teacher to show other teachers at staff meetings
2. Word doc one-pager explanation of digital literacy for teachers
3. Two versions of a digital literacy resource for either primary or secondary students, which contains a tick list of things they should be able to do, and a ‘test yourself’ with links they need to evaluate.
4. A framework for incorporating teaching of digital literacy into everyday practice (based on the framework first shown in my talk at the Oxford digital literacy conference).
Please feel free to use/tweak them if you want (I haven’t checked all links for example, and these were made last year). I would really appreciate your thoughts: