Welcome to Digital Literacy*Pending Board of Education Approval
Digital Literacy builds upon students’ existing knowledge of computer applications and software. Students will deepen their understanding of word processing, spreadsheet management, database desktop publishing, web design, and the use of Google applications. Additionally students will be required to create dynamic presentations that incorporate text, digital images, and audio and video that can be utilized in all courses across the curriculum. Successful completion of Digital Literacy fulfills the New Jersey graduation requirement in 21st Century Life and Careers.
Proposed Course Outline
Safe Digital Communications and Digital Relationship Respect
Internet Resources and Creditability
Hard and Soft Computer Literacy
The Positive and Negatives of Online Communities
Explore basic statistics about the current digital landscape.
Analyze the role that media plays in our lives.
Reflect on the positive and negative impact of digital media on society.
Identify some of the benefits of sharing information online.
Reflect on the risks of sharing inappropriate information (oversharing) online.
Think critically about what to post and share online.
Describe the guidelines to ensure etiquette in social networking.
Describe ways to mitigate security risks in social networking.
Recognize the risks of distracted driving.
Identify the different forms of cyberbullying and understand the personal, emotional and legal repercussions.
Create strategies for preventing cyberbullying and helping those who have been cyberbullied.
Identify examples of teens evaluating one another’s photos online.
Compare and contrast attitudes toward boys and girls regarding editing, posting, and commenting on personal photos that are posted on social network sites.
Analyze broader gender norms and media messages that may frame the way people use and interpret photos on social network sites.
Refine searches by using advanced search options.
Describe settings for customizing the search experience.
Get answers to specific queries.
Track the news and search trends.
Perform factors that influence the ranking of search results.
Explain guidelines for avoiding copyright violations.
Explain guidelines for avoiding plagiarism.
Find music, pictures, and videos.
Shop for travel deals and products.
Locate businesses and people.
Describe computers, their parts, and how to work with computers, using common computer terminology.
Explain the role of memory.
Explain the basics of computer performance.
Compare the features of common computing devices.
Describe the types of productivity programs and their uses.
Describe the types of communication programs and their uses.
Describe the uses of educational and entertainment programs.
Explain the common functions of an operating system.
Manage files and folders on a hard drive and on an Internet-based drive, such as Google drive.
Explore, compare and make purchasing decisions regarding programs and computers.
Research career opportunities in computing
Consider how technology and STEM have changed and will continue to change society, and open new career opportunities.
Analyze the factors that foster positive community, both offline and online.
Identify characteristics of websites that excel at creating positive online community.
Demonstrate understanding of how to build positive community online.
Explore the role of digital technologies in romantic relationships.
Understand risky forms of self-disclosure and their possible consequences.
Identify strategies for avoiding sexting while enhancing positive relationships.
The Basics of Computer Programming and Writing Your First App
Comparing Google Docs and Microsoft Word using Google Drive and Mail
Comparing Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel
Comparing Google Slides, Microsoft PowerPoint and Prezi
Final Project in Google Sites
Explore historic computer games
Use HTML to structure a web page
Explore basic computer programing
Explore basic App writing
using the Touch Develop Environment
Understand Touch Input
Understand Code Execution
Write an App
Create Smart Goals using Smart Art and graphics
Create bulleted lists,
numbered lists, and
Insert and modify
Apply and format
Create and modify
diagrams and charts
Create reports including table of contents, bibliography, headers and footers
Collaborate to compare and review documents
track, accept, and reject
Create new documents
Originate and respond
to email, attach files to items
Upload and share documents on Google Drive
Enter and edit cell
Locate specific cell
Insert data by using
Sort and filter lists
Insert and modify
Reference data in
Summarize data by
format data with formulas
View and print showing formulas
Use date and time, financial, and
Create basic charts
Add text boxes and format font, size, color, and alignment of text
Change line and paragraph spacing
Create multilevel bulleted and numbered lists
Add shapes and graphics to a slide
Insert table and chart slides into a presentation
Use the Outline View to modify and manipulate slides
Use the Slide Sorter View to arrange and
Apply slide transitions between slides
Add speaker notes for a slide
Apply a design template to slides
Apply previous content knowledge by creating a digital learning game or tutorial.
Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.Assessments
30% daily assignments
- 15% demonstration workplace readiness
- 15% marking period /project
- 40% tests/quizzes/mini projects