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Digital Literacy in the Classroom

Students become empowered digital citizens when they possess a variety of skills, including digital literacy – or the knowledge of and ability to use digital technologies to locate information; evaluate information; synthesize, create, and communicate information; and understand the human and technological complexities of a digital media landscape.

This course guides K-12 educators in developing and utilizing digital literacy skills as a key component of digital citizenship to support students’ development. Educators will have the opportunity to strengthen their digital literacy skills while also engaging in strategies for implementing digital literacy skills across the curriculum.

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5 hours
Course Fees
  • Member: $49.00
  • Non-Member: $65.00
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Meet Your Course Designer

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Caitlin McLemore, Ed. D.

Educational Technology Consultant

Caitlin McLemore is an award-winning educational technology coach, author, and consultant who works with students and teachers to ensure meaningful technology integration and to create and implement transformative learning experiences.

Caitlin earned an Ed.D. through Johns Hopkins University with a specialization in Technology Integration in K-16 Education. She also completed a B.A. in Elementary Education and M.Ed. in Educational Technology, both at the University of Florida. Caitlin is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer. Caitlin was named an ISTE Emerging Leader in 2017 and the ISTE Outstanding Young Educator in 2018. She is also the co-author of the ISTE-published book Stretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice.

Dell Technologies

This course was developed in collaboration with Dell Technologies. As schools, districts, and communities continue to build digitally inclusive environments, increasing access to devices and internet, it is imperative that they also ensure students, educators, and caregivers can use these tools to enhance teaching and learning opportunities. Therefore, Dell has partnered with ISTE to provide resources to individuals, schools, districts, and states that support digital literacy skill building. At Dell Technologies we believe it’s important for digital literacy skill building to be part of a child’s education. The introduction to digital literacy prepares students to enter the world of work with the digital skills they need to engage with technology confidently, responsibly, effectively, and safely.

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