The educator plans and implements lessons and/or activities to assist students in developing essential skills related to digital literacy, including connecting to resources, people, and solutions.
The ability to read and write has defined literacy for more than a hundred years (Richardson, 2010). These core abilities are still central to learning, but are no longer enough to ensure student understanding. Today’s students, with the “explosion of information and online technologies, demand a more complex definition of what it means to be literate” (Richardson 148). They need to possess digital literacy thinking skills in the Information, Media, and Technology Skills domain, as highlighted in the Framework for 21st Century Learning. These skills will allow students to be effective in the 21st century by enabling them to access, analyze, and evaluate the validity and reliability of information, solve real-life problems, and communicate content effectively, both locally and globally (Kivunja, 2015).
Communicate information digitally with an audience:
Solve real-life problems:
To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1 and 3, as well as a “Yes” for Part 2.
(300-word limit for each question)
Briefly describe the student population that you created the lesson plan for, including the following descriptors: grade level, demographics, number of students in each class, content area, and schedule (block, periods, etc.).
Describe the rationale for choosing the area of focus (resources, people, solutions) for your specified group of students.
Please submit a lesson plan and one supporting artifact (photo evidence, video evidence, or student work) that demonstrates student participation in a lesson that introduces learners to digital literacy tools.
The lesson will include a plan for students to engage in information, media, and technology skills related to digital literacy that may include connecting to resources, people, and solutions. The learning goal will be evident in the lesson plan as well as a plan to assess the learning goal.
Please reflect on the lesson plan by describing at least two positive outcomes of the plan, including:
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