Toolkit for Digitally Literate Teachers

96 percent of Americans use the internet daily, and 62 percent of working Americans rely on the internet to do their jobs. We live in an internet age – an age that requires specific skills. Digital literacy skills have become essential to academic, career and interpersonal success.

Digital literacy is defined as the ability to find, evaluate, share and create content using the internet — but it's much more than that. Digital literacy skills (also referred to as "21st century learning skills") have permeated the classroom, becoming requirements for both teachers and students.

To address this need, we worked with education expert Leah Anne Levy to create USC Rossier's Toolkit for Digitally Literate Teachers. This toolkit provides teachers and school administrators with how-to guides, actionable strategies and real-life examples of the benefits of digital literacy in the classroom.

Why Digital Literacy is Important

Our shift toward a tech-savvy workforce has permeated the classroom. Here's your crash course in the importance of digitally literate teachers.

Top 11 Myths About Digital Literacy

Let's address – and debunk – the public's misconceptions about digital literacy.

Ideas for a Digitally Literate Classroom

We interviewed teachers across the country to get an inside look at real digitally literate classrooms.

Digital Literacy Resources to Bookmark

Perfect for your #DIYPD toolkit. Keep these bookmarked!

Checklist of Skills and Tools for Digitally Literate Teachers

Do you have what it takes to be a digitally literate teacher? Check these 14 required skills — and a few more for extra credit.

Teachers are using digital tools in inspiring ways — whether they're tackling digital problems directly or employing students with skills to unlock their creativity. How have you used digital tools in your school? Share your examples on social with the hashtag #WhyDigLit

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Graduate Degree Programs From USC Rossier School of Education

USC Rossier offers a range of online graduate degrees for aspiring teachers and experiences educators. Request information to speak with an admissions counselor.