Digital Literacy Learning Pathways

A Post by Jill Castek

Keeping your digital skills up-to-date given the abundance of apps and emerging technologies may seem daunting.  Mapping this digital terrain is the first step in planning a road forward for yourself and your students.

The Web Maker Literacy Map is a map of competencies and skills that are important to pay attention to when getting better at reading, writing and participating on the web.  

According to the map makers, these skills cluster in three areas:  Exploring, Building, and Connecting.  Underneath is a useful organization of sub skills including:

EXPLORING

  • Navigation
  • Web Mechanics
  • Search
  • Credibility
  • Security

BUILDING

  • Composing for the web
  • Remixing
  • Design and Accessibility
  • Coding/Scripting
  • Infrastructure

CONNECTING

  • Sharing
  • Collaborating
  • Community Participation
  • Privacy
  • Open Practices

CONNECTING

Do you want to create and customize a dynamic view of the map to determine what you know and what you might master next?  Look no further than the Web Literacy Learning Pathways App.    It allows you to choose something you feel confident doing and provides you a quick look to see what you might learn next.  This is an excellent tool to use to assess your skills, plan for what skills to embed in projects that you give your students, or just to get familiar with the terrain.

Have you used a tool like this to self-assess or assist in planning?  Post a comment! We’d love to hear from you!!!

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