“Digital media literacy…
…is a term that describes the set of critical thinking skills required for the effective use of digital media.” (nwlg.org/digitalliteracy/teachernotes)
This is a one of those things, you’re doing it all the time, very aware of its importance, but the term attached to it ‘Digital Media Literacy’ is a little new to some ICT teaching professionals.
The website that NWLG has created is a learning tool intended to explore digital literacy, and allows the teacher to create work that “focuses on the knowledge and skills related to accessing, understanding and evaluating digital information.” Which is a nice resource for those teaching Functional Skills !
The resource is FLASH driven (so check your schools network will handle it), with funky colours, & a simplistic interface, the aim is for students to interact with the multiple quizzes and then receive digital feedback evaluating their Digital Literacy skills. The grid has uploaded a teachers resource to help you design your use – including lesson objectives for DL.
I’m impressed with the fun resource, and intend on including it in my teaching of FS from Sept 09, and am sure it will find its way into KS4+ lessons too!
Have a look yourselves and see what you think. Post a comment of your thoughts.