Hands up if you remember when life skills for students living in a digital world and the literacy that goes along with it could be summed up with this statement?
Don’t post anything online that you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see
Ah, life and teaching was so much easier.
We’ve certainly evolved and become more aware of things and have a bigger picture of what it means to be literate and relevant in the year 2017. Digital literacy isn’t an “event”; it’s a way of being.
That’s where this post from Terry Heick is really worth reading and sharing with all the teachers in your school.
In the post, you’ll find a very informative and complete list of issues that should form an integral part of any school program that purports to education the “21st Century Learner”.
This is highly recommended reading and an opportunity to start planning lessons that address the issues on an ongoing basis.
Of course, for it to be most effective, you need to embrace the same concepts yourself.
Take another run down the list with a different set of eyes. Are there areas where you need to up your game?