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Tips for Teaching Digital Literacy Remotely

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Digital literacy is an important lesson for students of all ages. When you teach your students lessons on digital literacy, they gain important digital technology skills. Students who have been taught digital literacy know about digital safety, they know what they should post and what they shouldn’t on social media, how to evaluate sources, and more.

Digital literacy can easily be taught in a remote learning environment. Let’s take a look at some tips for an engaging digital literacy lesson.

Start with a Question

It is time to get your students hooked on the lesson. You want them engaged. What better way to start a lesson by asking a question? You can ask things like what is digital literacy, on a scale of 1-10 how informed do you feel about digital literacy and more.

Go into a Basic Intro

Before fully delving into your lesson, give a basic intro on what digital literacy is. Explain to your students that digital literacy includes things like:

  • How to find and consume trustworthy content
  • How to create your own content
  • How to communicate online
  • How to keep yourself safe online

Break it up into Sections

Break your lesson up into smaller sections. When content is bite-sized rather than extremely long, students can digest the content better. Have your sections on digital literacy be broken into chunks and at the end of each chunk, have a check-in where your students can ask questions.

Give a Recap

At the end of teaching your digital literacy sections, do a quick recap. In your recap just restate the main points that you want your students to remember.

Assess Comprehension with a Game

One of the best ways to check your student’s comprehension of a subject is a game. It is fun and stress-free for them and gives you an accurate representation of how much your students learned. Two of the best games to play are trivia and jeopardy.

Want more information on remote learning? Check out Distance Learning Tips for the New Year. 

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