[eBook] Digital Literacy: The new emerging literacy for schools
By Emma Westwood
Emma is a keen content strategist who absolutely adores coming up with the overarching narrative mosaic that is magically revealed from the smaller stories contained within it. She relishes in finding these opportunities for clients that they may not see otherwise. From industries as diverse as advanced manufacturing, OT cybersecurity, social and community housing and edtech to film distributors/exhibitors, DVD labels, cultural festivals and arts institutions, Emma has thrived on the creative challenges that each organisation brings, Every brand has a human story; it’s just a matter of unwrapping that story and giving it wings.
The concept of digital literacy, and achieving a baseline standard of digital literacy in any given cohort, is becoming increasingly necessary within business and the wider community – and schools are not immune.
If the recent pandemic years have taught us anything it is that having the required digital skills can make a world of difference when it comes to us functioning effectively and staying connected, even when we can't be physically together.
It cannot be overstated how important it is for school leaders to ensure digital literacy plays a part in the professional development of their institutions, both now and ongoing.
EdSmart has prepared a free eBook to help you understand digital literacy in your school, why it should be an essential professional development tool for your teaching and non-teaching staff, and how you can start improving digital literacy across your institution (with some examples thrown in for good measure).
Image: Table of Contents from Digital Literacy eBook