Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments. Technology and digital literacy specialists at Flagstaff Unified School District in Arizona reviewed the importance of teaching digital literacy skills and how their district is doing so in “Improving Student Performance on Online Assessments.”
Teachers and students have an overabundance of information at their fingertips to make teaching and learning more “real time” than ever before. Teachers are no longer the lone “giver of knowledge” that they once were. How do teachers not only find engaging content for their students, but how can they also be creators of engaging content? What are ways we can curate and organize this content?