Developing Digital Literacy Skills Using Google Apps for Education

Google Apps for Education

With all the focus schools have on digital technology use (BYOD, Flipped Learning, etc.), it is important that students develop their digital literacy, to use these tools appropriately and responsibly.  For schools using Google Apps for Education, a free online project-based video curriculum has been created to help teach and learn practical digital skills.

  1. Go to the Applied Digital Skills site and sign up.
  1. Once you’re signed up as a teacher, you can share with your students the self-paced lessons via your Google Classroom.  I have picked out these links below, which are particularly useful for helping students to develop their online research and presentation skills using Google Apps for Education:

Research and Develop a Topic

Create a Presentation All About a Topic

Organise Files in Drive

Create a Photo Journal in Google Docs

The Common Sense Media site for educators (https://www.commonsense.org/education/) also has access to a range of relevant resources and lesson plans for teaching students about digital literacy and citizenship.

Will Fastiggi
Originally from England, Will is an Upper Primary Coordinator now living in Brazil. He is passionate about making the most of technology to enrich the education of students.
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