Digital Fluency

Digital fluency is fast becoming a requirement for employment as our society evolves around digital technology. When you are digitally fluent it involves you to use technological tools to your benefit and create meaningful and creative outcomes. Ensuring students participate in the development of skills by accessing a wide range of digital technologies within the classroom is vital in allowing them to grow as digital content creators and technology innovators (Howell, 2014).

Starting of with all my research for this project, I realised how many digital resources I can use as a teacher. Learning to understand and use all the tools that there is available digitally makes learning and teaching more exciting and meaningful. Our youth need to know how to use technology in so many ways, way not make it a source of learning in the classroom. Technology have started emergent in our schools with smart boards, and doing some research on a computer, but we can use more applications, devices, networks that will make learning pleasurable and improve student achievement.

Our education system is focused upon attaining high levels of achievement for all students, equitable opportunities for all children and youth to learn and succeed, smooth transitions, and system accountability and governance. The provision of equitable opportunities is facilitated through a variety of strategies including access to online resources, the use of assistive technology, and the availability of increased credit options via distance education. (Ministry of Education June, 2013)

My own digital fluency has improved emarkably with all the technology there is available for an educator to create useful and helpful resources to assist my students and improve their ability to achieve the best. Read more about digital fluency in the teaching environment at http://www.education.gov.sk.ca/TEF/english.

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References:

Digital Fluency. Building Success in Digital Age, Christian Briggs and Kevin Makice

James Bosco. (2006). Verbal Communications

Howell, J. (2014). Teaching with ICT: Digital pedagogies for collaboration and creativity,Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia.

Ministry of Education. (2013). Technology in education framework: Teaching and learning, administrative operations, provincial infrastructure. Retrieved fromhttp://www.education.gov.sk.ca/TEF/english

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