Introduction to digital literacy for adult education esol

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Introduction to Digital LiteracyNell EckersleyLiteracy Assistance Center


Series: Digital Literacy for ESOL InstructionWhat are the most important technology skills adult ESOL students (and teachers) need to develop in preparation for family, career, and post-secondary success? What are some ways the practice of these skills can be integrated into existing instruction? This four-part series on Digital Literacy for ESOL Instruction will explore these questions and some promising answers. Participants will spend time learning about tools and methods they can use with their students, develop a plan on how to integrate what they have learned, and then take time to try out their plans and receive individualized coaching before a final face-to-face workshop in which participants will report back on their experiences and learn from each others challenges and success.The four parts to this series include:Part 1: Introduction to Digital Literacy 2.10.17 Part 2: Integrating Computer Based Testing Skills in Adult Education 2.23.17Part 3: Coaching and Support 2.24.17- 3.30.17Part 4: Knowledge Share Session 3.31.17


Part 1: Introduction to Digital LiteracyWhat does it mean to be digitally literate? AssessmentsDavid Rosen SurveysNorthstar Digital Literacy AssessmentYour very own Individual digital literacy learning plan!What technology tools do you already use in your ESOL lessons?What technology skills do your students need to develop and practice?4

5Defining Digital Literacy

What do we mean byTechnology ? Information & Communication Technology

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Your Definition of Digital LiteracyGo to you definition of Digital Literacy Are you digitally literate? What are some elements of Digital Literacy? How does ESOL impact your definition of Digital Literacy? 10

WIOA Definition of Digital Literacy11

College & Career StandardsRelated to Digital LiteracyWriting 6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others. Writing 7: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. Writing 8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. 12

College & Career StandardsRelated to Digital LiteracyReading 7: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.Speaking and Listening 2: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. Speaking and Listening 5: Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.


ResourcesVarious definitions of Digital Literacy Digital Literacy: An New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Project Strategic Brief 14

15Assessing Digital Literacy

David Rosen Internet and Computer Skill Survey 16

David Rosen Mobile Phone Skills Survey 17

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment18

Assessment Results19

20Individual Digital Literacy Learning Plan

Mozilla Web Literacy Framework 21

ResourcesNorthstar Learning Guide: This guide contains instructional materials designed to help learners build the basic computer skills defined by the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessments. LAC Resources, support, tools, ideas, models, research, and a community of practice for educators interested in using flexible computer technologies to reach and teach diverse learners Digital Literacy INTO ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION Companion Learning Resource 22

Pre-Survey Responses23



ReflectionWhat technology tools did we use today Why?


Thank you!Nell

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Next session: Part 2: Integrating Computer Based Testing Skills in Adult Education 2.23.17



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