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♦ Digital Literacy for 8th Graders
This course is a foundation to the digital world that provides a broad understanding of key applications, computing fundamentals, and living online. Students will have opportunities to use technology and develop skills that promote creativity, critical thinking, productivity, and collaboration in the classroom and day-to-day life. This course is aligned with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) for Students, the K-12 Computer Science Standards, and industry standards for Digital Literacy Certification. The alignment of these national and international benchmarks will ensure that students complete this course as a prerequisite to transition successfully to the 9-12th grade digital studies courses.
In high school, there are four courses that fulfil the graduation requirement of Digital Studies. CCHS and Alta offer Digital Business Applications, Exploring Computer Science, Computer Programming and CSIS 1020 – Computer Essentials. At DPMS, the Digital Literacy class will give 8th graders “introductory experiences” and a better idea of which one of those four courses they might be interested in when they get to high school. Digital Literacy is a state requirement for 8th graders.