Digital Literacy


Instructor:

Jessica Heier
​406-281-6131
heierj@billingsschools.org

Kris Cummings
406-281-6144
cummingsk@billingsschools.org


 

Dig IT 1 (6th grade) 

Semester Course on A or B Day

Being literate in the digital world goes beyond using devices for social media or watching videos.  Digital literacy means having the skills, understanding, and knowledge to utilize a range of technology for varied purposes.  The goals of the Dig IT course are to teach students digital literacy and prepare them for future success.  As a result of taking this course, students will be able to strategically evaluate digital content, collaborate in virtual spaces, connect globally, and efficiently produce and share original work.  Work will be documented and shared with an authentic audience utilizing a digital format.

Key elements:  
Internet safety, relationship & communication etiquette, typing skills, effective searching & evaluation of sources, GAFE Suite, troubleshooting, online publishing, digital storytelling, coding introduction, Capstone.

Essential requirements:  
- A student must use digital tools and resources for problem solving and decision making.
- A student must collaborate and communicate globally in a digital environment.
- A student must apply digital tools and skills with creativity and innovation to express his/herself, construct knowledge and develop products and processes. 
- A student must possess a functional understanding of technology concepts and operations.

Dig IT 2 (7th grade)

Semester Course on A or B Day

This course will build on and apply the skills and knowledge of Dig IT 1, allowing for independent, student interest-driven learning.  Students will work collaboratively on projects while effectively using technology.  Additionally, they will have increased skills for academic and career readiness.  

Modules: 
Care of equipment & advanced troubleshooting, internet safety and typing review, digital portfolio, advanced GAFE Suite, global relationships & communication, copyright essentials, coding, video &/or music production, Capstone.