Digital creativity



Digital literacy

What is digital literacy in education?

We live in a society that is highly digitised. Many important services are digital and therefore it is important for students in education to learn about this. Digital literacy is about all the skills and knowledge you need for this. For example, doing your banking, ordering groceries and applying for documents.

Students today not only need to simply learn to read and write. They must also learn to use the digital applications currently available safely, effectively, critically and consciously. They also need to prepare themselves for the digital future: at school, in further education, at work, as consumers, as citizens vis-à-vis the government and as citizens among themselves.

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The 4 domains of digital literacy

To break down digital literacy, digital literacy consists of 4 different domains. So these 4 together make up digital literacy, where we, Digital Creativity, teach students knowledge. The 4 different domains are:

  • ICT basic skills
  • Information skills
  • Media literacy
  • Computational thinking

ICT Basic Skills

Basic ICT skills refer to the knowledge and skills needed to understand the operation of computers and networks, to be able to handle different types of technologies, and to understand the operation, capabilities and limitations of technology. The term computer is used broadly here. It includes not only the personal computer, desktop or tablet but any technology in which a microprocessor has been used. Thus, basic ICT skills are suddenly a lot broader than just a real computer. Want to know more about how we impart basic ICT skills to students? Take a no-obligation call now contact on.

Information skills

Information skills are the competences that enable pupils to critically search, find, evaluate and process information from sources. This concerns both paper and digital information, such as fake news. It has become increasingly difficult to select reliable information from the overwhelming information available to students. Therefore, it is important to teach pupils to select the right information that is important.

Computational thinking

Students often know very well what a computer is, but actually knowing how a computer thinks and how to solve problems with a computer is a different story. This involves skills that are not easy to learn, but which are important for the future. These skills are summarised under the term Computational thinking. In everyday life, you come across them everywhere; in your smartphone, camera or tablet. Digital literacy in your classroom? We would love to help you with this. Contact us now contact on.

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Media literacy

Media literacy is to consciously and actively participate in the media society. For pupils, learning to use all available media safely and intelligently is important for self-development. To participate well, several competences are needed. The Mediawijzer.net network has developed a competence model with the following competences:

https://netwerkmediawijsheid.nl/kennis-tools/competentiemodel/

What does Digital Creativity add to digital literacy?

Digital literacies are thus very important for every child's development. By working on a creative way with this, we make learning a lot more engaging. As a result, students learn more from our lessons, which are perfect for all aspects of digital literacy. Learning always works better when you actually enjoy it. Find out more about our workshops! Get in touch now.