The Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards will enable students to employ cognitive and technical skills to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information via existing and emerging technologies. The standards introduce the study of computers and algorithmic processes, including computer science principles, hardware and software designs, applications, networks, and societal impact, and lay the groundwork for students to use their increasingly valuable knowledge and skills in college and careers.
Students are already using digital tools outside of school to create, communicate, and collaborate. These tools provide powerful, engaging learning experiences which pervade their daily lives and impact the future, and we must give our students everything they need to increase their competence. Technological understanding prepares students to be productive citizens. For Alabama’s students to be competitive in a global marketplace, we must ensure that they have the skills they need to thrive in the digital age.
One of the five digital literacy learning goals will be covered each month during Webinar Wednesdays. Webinars will focus on grade specific tools and resources. Check webinar dates on the flyers below or the Gadsden City Schools Professional Development Calendar. Webinars will be conducted through Google Hangouts Meet. To join the webinar, simply type the link found on the flyer in your browser or click the link in the event details found in the GCS PD calendar.
Resources and Tools
10/17/18 Webinar Wednesday Recording (DLCS 9-12 Edition)
11/8/18 Webinar Wednesday Recording (DLCS K-5 Edition)
11/28 Webinar Wednesday Recording (DLCS 9-12 Edition)