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.
Students gain knowledge of computer hardware and an understanding of software programs.
- Basic computer hardware
- Finding, opening & saving files
- Copy & paste
- Formatting text
Students learn proper typing technique and increase their accuracy and speed through a gamified experience.
- Effective QWERTY use
- Technique, accuracy & speed
- Keyboard shortcuts & commands
Online Safety & Digital Citizenship
Students learn to recognize and protect themselves against cyberbullying or identity theft.
- Sharing personal information
- Internet best practices & risks
- Plagiarism & identity theft
- Cyber bullying & hacking
Internet Usage & Online Communication
Students learn how to craft thoughtful, concise, and respectful communication through email, text, or social media.
- Texting, email & social media
- Communication styles
- Connecting on a global scale
- Crafting a proper email
Students learn to create visual maps, idea webs, diagrams, and groups of information based on classification.
- Communicating ideas effectively
- Information hierarchy
- Flowcharts & Storyboards
Students learn to express their ideas through graphic design, desktop publishing, and video editing.
- Visual communication
- Copyright infringement
- File formatting & effects
- Design principles
Students gain familiarity with common word processing tools such as Microsoft Word and Google Docs.
- File formatting
- Proper citation
- Spell check
- Saving & Publishing
Students learn to key elements and basic functions of presentation software of a successful presentation.
- Preparing an outline
- Best practices
- Graphics & transitions
- Charts & Graphs
Students learn how spreadsheets can help them interpret and analyze real-world data.
- Collecting & organizing data
- Graphs, tables & charts
- Analyzing patterns
Students learn what databases are and how data can be accessed to quickly solve complex problems.
- Creating a database
- Query tools
- Logic & filters
- Real-life databases
Students gain critical thinking skills by working through problems the way a computer would.
“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.”
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.