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  1. Jan 2020
    1. it’s easy to forget that laws, morals and rights still apply online.

      I think this is why we've seen an increase in cyber bullying. People think that they can hide behind the screens and not have the same consequences.

    2. what you share online may be seen by people you didn’t intend or expect to see it. Your ability to control who sees what is limited: both content creators and traditional gatekeepers and distributors have much less power to control what happens to it once it’s posted. This can make it difficult to manage audiences, and there is always a risk of context collapse when what was intended for one audience is seen by another. As well, you may be sharing content that you’re not aware of with audiences you don’t know about, such as cookies and other tracking tools that record information about who you are and what you do when you visit a website.

      This could be a weakness to digital platforms. But it's also a reminder to the users that we need to be careful about what we post, create, and share.

    3. Digital content is permanent

      This is really important for us to remember. Especially as future educators.

    4. without guidance they remain amateur users of information and communications technology (ICT), which raises concerns about a generation of youth who are not fully digitally literate, yet are deeply immersed in cyberspace.

      I relate to this... I'm really good with the technology I'm familiar with but as soon as I have to figure out a new digital forum, I'm a mess!

    5. “it is not… enough to assume that young people automatically have all of the skills, knowledge and understanding that they need to apply to their use of technology. All young people need to be supported to thrive in digital cultures; they need help making sense of a rapidly changing world of technology which gives them access to vast amounts of information, which is infused with commercial agendas and which for many reasons can be difficult to interpret.”[1]

      I think this thought can be applied to other areas, not just digital literacy.

    6. citizens who lack digital literacy skills risk being disadvantaged when it comes to accessing healthcare, government services and opportunities for employment, education and civic participation

      This is so true. Everything is becoming digitalized.

    7. Digital literacy is more than technological know-how: it includes a wide variety of ethical, social and reflective practices that are embedded in work, learning, leisure and daily life.

      I like this definition. It shows that there is so much more to digital literacy than I originally thought.

    8. being able to adapt what we produce for various contexts and audiences;

      Our audience is huge! Giving a presentation to college freshman or a presentation to 70 year olds will look like two totally different things. We need to know our audience.

    9. Understand is that critical piece – it’s the set of skills that help us comprehend, contextualize, and critically evaluate digital media so that we can make informed decisions about what we do and encounter online. These are the essential skills that we need to start teaching our kids as soon as they go online. Understand includes recognizing how networked technology affects our behaviour and our perceptions, beliefs and feelings about the world around us.

      I think this is a crucial piece to digital literacy. Based on my experience with youth, the kids I work with rarely know how to make "informed decisions" about what they are doing, posting, and searching online. They aren't able to recognize the impact that certain things have on their future.

    10. Digital Literacy Model

      Perfect for visual learners!

  2. Jul 2019
    1. Beware online "filter bubbles" | Eli Pariser

      Really great video to make us and our students more aware of what the reality and bias of their searches are.

  3. Feb 2019
    1. Digital skills would focus on which tool to use (e.g., Twitter) and how to use it (e.g., how to tweet, retweet, use TweetDeck), while digital literacy would include in-depth questions: When would you use Twitter instead of a more private forum? Why would you use it for advocacy? Who puts themselves at risk when they do so?

      Digital Skills vs. Digital Literacy

    2. Digital skills focus on what and how. Digital literacy focuses on why, when, who, and for whom.
  4. Sep 2018
    1. These efforts seek not to simply understand the web but to empower adolescents to help build a better open web.

      After reading the draft, I think the Web Literacy Map has good intentions and uses. I think the fundamental strands of exploring, building, and connecting are crucial in every aspect and subject of students learning especially in digital literacy. I appreciated how they pointed out that they do not know what the future of web literacy holds because I think if we continue to encourage children to explore and build and then eventually connect, the possibilities will be incredible and endless.

    1. Digital literacy would focus on helping students choose appropriate images, recognize copyright licensing, and cite or get permissions, in addition to reminding students to use alternative text for images to support those with visual disabilities.

      The concept of digital literacy is brand new to me, but instantly I see the importance especially in a growing world of technology. Knowing digital literacy seems to prepare students for the real world in jobs and future education. I think it gives more meaning to the use of technology for students.

    2. Digital literacy is not about the skills of using technologies, but how we use our judgment to maintain awareness of what we are reading and writing, why we are doing it, and whom we are addressing.
    3. It means teaching progressively rather than sequentially, which helps learners understand better and more clearly over time.
    4. Doug Belshaw’s eight elements of digital literacies, I have just mentioned the civic, critical, creative, and communicative. The other four are cultural, cognitive, constructive, and confidence. This last one is important and takes time to build
    5. Digital skills focus on what and how. Digital literacy focuses on why, when, who, and for whom.