The 12 Essential Skills of Digital Literacy

Build a foundation for success

Introducing digital literacy skills in an engaging and age-appropriate way is critical to ensuring students work towards mastery. Our curriculum helps ensure that skills are taught systematically and consistently across a district with self-scored interactive lessons, discussions, application exercises, and a variety of formative and summative assessment opportunities.

Computer Fundamentals

Computer Fundamentals Icon Computer Fundamentals

Students gain knowledge of computer hardware and an understanding of software programs.

Learning.com covers:

  • Basic computer hardware
  • Finding, opening & saving files
  • Copy & paste
  • Formatting text

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Computer Fundamentals Skills by Grade
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Keyboarding

Keyboarding Icon Keyboarding

Students learn proper typing technique and increase their accuracy and speed through a gamified experience.

Learning.com covers:

  • Effective QWERTY use
  • Technique, accuracy & speed
  • Keyboard shortcuts & commands

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Keyboarding Skills by Grade
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Online Safety & Digital Citizenship

Online Safety & Digital Citizenship Icon Online Safety & Digital Citizenship

Students learn to recognize and protect themselves against cyberbullying or identity theft.

Learning.com covers:

  • Sharing personal information
  • Internet best practices & risks
  • Plagiarism & identity theft
  • Cyber bullying & hacking

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Online Safety & Digital Citizenship Skills by Grade
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Internet Usage & Online Communication

Internet Usage & Online Communication Icon Internet Usage & Online Communication

Students learn how to craft thoughtful, concise, and respectful communication through email, text, or social media.

Learning.com covers:

  • Texting, email & social media
  • Communication styles
  • Connecting on a global scale
  • Crafting a proper email

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Internet Usage & Online Communication Skills by Grade
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Visual Mapping

Visual Mapping Icon Visual Mapping

Students learn to create visual maps, idea webs, diagrams, and groups of information based on classification.

Learning.com covers:

  • Communicating ideas effectively
  • Information hierarchy
  • Flowcharts & Storyboards

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Visual Mapping Skills by Grade
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Multimedia

Multimedia Icon Multimedia

Students learn to express their ideas through graphic design, desktop publishing, and video editing.

Learning.com covers:

  • Visual communication
  • Copyright infringement
  • File formatting & effects
  • Design principles

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Multimedia Skills by Grade
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Word Processing

Word Processing Icon Word Processing

Students gain familiarity with common word processing tools such as Microsoft Word and Google Docs.

Learning.com covers:

  • File formatting
  • Plagiarism
  • Proper citation
  • Proofreading
  • Spell check
  • Saving & Publishing

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Word Processing Skills by Grade
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Presentations

Presentations Icon Presentations

Students learn to key elements and basic functions of presentation software of a successful presentation.

Learning.com covers:

  • Preparing an outline
  • Best practices
  • Graphics & transitions
  • Charts & Graphs

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Presentations Skills by Grade
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Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets Icon Spreadsheets

Students learn how spreadsheets can help them interpret and analyze real-world data.

Learning.com covers:

  • Collecting & organizing data
  • Graphs, tables & charts
  • Analyzing patterns

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Spreadsheets Skills by Grade
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Databases

Databases Icon Databases

Students learn what databases are and how data can be accessed to quickly solve complex problems.

Learning.com covers:

  • Creating a database
  • Query tools
  • Logic & filters
  • Real-life databases

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Databases Skills by Grade
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Computational Thinking

Computational Thinking Icon Computational Thinking

Students gain critical thinking skills by working through problems the way a computer would.

Learning.com covers:

  • Patterns
  • Modeling
  • Abstracting
  • Decomposition
  • Algorithms

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Computational Thinking Skills by Grade
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Coding

Coding Icon Coding

Students are introduced to coding using real programming languages through game-based learning.

Learning.com covers:

  • Algorithms
  • Sequences
  • Loops
  • Debugging
  • Variables
  • Sprites

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Coding Skills by Grade
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Kindergarten - Beginner Kindergarten - Beginner Kindergarten - Beginner Kindergarten - Beginner Kindergarten - Developing Kindergarten - Developing Kindergarten - Developing Kindergarten - Master Kindergarten - Master
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Master

“By using EasyTech, students can build foundational knowledge critical to becoming productive citizens. The Inquiry curriculum then challenges students to apply their technology knowledge through complex tasks.”

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Everything you need to confidently teach technology skills

We provide educators with the lessons, application exercises, scope and sequence documents, pacing calendars, training, and support services they need to execute a comprehensive K-8 digital literacy program, even if they don’t have prior experience with the subject.

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