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Professor Garfield’s 21st Century Digital Literacy Project: Supporting K-5 Teachers in their Digital Literacy Instructional Efforts

, , Ball State University, United States

International Journal on E-Learning Volume 18, Number 4, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

To be digitally literate, an individual must be able to effectively make and share meaning in different modes and formats, effectively create, collaborate, and communicate in digital environments, and understand how and when technology can support these processes. However, K-5 teachers lack resources that adequately support their digital literacy instructional efforts. To overcome these challenges, we introduce novel digital literacy instructional website that leverages the popularity of one of the world’s most well-known and beloved cartoon characters to deliver an age-appropriate, standards-based, cross-curricular digital literacy curriculum. A user experience and content study found that teachers offered overwhelmingly positive feedback regarding the content and pedagogical approach used to develop these novel resources.

Citation

Palilonis, J. & Watt, T. (2019). Professor Garfield’s 21st Century Digital Literacy Project: Supporting K-5 Teachers in their Digital Literacy Instructional Efforts. International Journal on E-Learning, 18(4), 395-412. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 23, 2019 from .