Digital Literacy

Computer Keyboarding & Digital Literacy Learning Goals

(1) Memorize the basic computer keyboard using proper
keyboarding technique and touch-typing
methodology that leads to keyboard mastery
.
This will prepare students for introductory computer applications.

(2) Learn to use critical thinking skills to make good
decisions concerning digital life.
(3-Part)

Part 1: Internet Safety & Security Learning Goals

a. Learn to think critically about information shared online. Learn to manage personal information, create strong
passwords & examine website privacy policies to understand how to keep information safe & secure.

b. Explore the benefits & risks of online talk & the patterns of online predators and apply strategies for safe online
communication.

Part 2: Digital Citizenship Learning Goals

a. Explore the role of digital media in student’s lives, their communities, and culture, and learn how good digital
citizens harness these tools responsibly.

  1. b. Learn that the Internet is a public space, and then develop skills to protect privacy and respect the privacy of

    c. Explore the ethics of online relationship, both the negative behaviors to avoid, such as cyber-bullying
    & hate speech, & the positive behaviors that support collaboration & community.

    d. Explore their online versus their offline identity. Learning how they present themselves online can affect their
    relationships, sense of self, and reputation.

  2. Learn about their rights and responsibilities as 21st-Century creative artists, and the ethics of using creative
    work from others. Explore topics ranging from copyright to fair use.

    Part 3: Digital Research & Information Literacy Learning Goals

  3. Learn that different genres of search sites have different attributes& capabilities. Develop strategies to increase
    the accuracy of keyword searches.
  4. Learn they must navigate websites with a critical eye for quality and"stickiness." Equipped with evaluation
    strategies, students will learn how to correctly cite online sources.In this class we use an online assignment
    page.

    In the very near future, many students may do coursework online, submit work online, or be responsible for
    successfully using online/web-based assignment/course pages as a component of a class. Visit our website!

Required course work and activities are recorded online and past assignments are also archived for student
and parent reference. The page is called "Keeper of the Keys". This fall, August 2017, visit out website for further
information. Your student can give you a tour! The link is on the LMS site under "Classroom Web Pages",
MIchael Billinger, Keyboarding.

Please contact me during the school year at 785-309-4000 or via email at michael.billinger@usd305.com