Developing Basic Digital Skills

Poster Making!

You heard─ no I mean you read it right! we made a poster. Arts is very special for me so it’s been fun to do! Each group must show the six fluencies in a poster, and below is ours! 

It’s not that really great poster but we had fun planning and creating it─ from suggesting what to include up to putting color on the drawing. As we work on it, we are able to apply what we’ve learned, the six essentials to equip students like us to success. There is another activity concerning the 4D’s in Structured Problem-Solving Process. Our professor gave each group a topic to focus on. Our topic is about family and we agreed to suggest solution about ‘busy-parents-child relationship’ which focus more on time management.
3R’s in Learning

Reading

Writing

Arithmetic

Six (6) Essentials to Equip Students for Success

1. Solution Fluency

  • This refers to the capacity and creativity in problem solving.
  • It requires whole brain thinking executed when students define a problem, design the appropriate solution, apply the solution, and assess the process and result.

2. Information Fluency

This involves 3 subjects of skills:

a.) An ability to access information. Access may involve not only of the internet, but either sources like CD-ROM software.

b.) An ability to retrieve information. May includes not only texts but images, sound and video.

c.) An ability to reflect on, assess and rewrite for instructive information packages.

3. Collaboration Fluency

  • To teamwork with virtual or real partners in the online environment, there is a virtual interaction in social networking and online gaming domains.

4. Media Fluency

  • It refers to channels of mass communication (radio, television, magazine, advertising, graphic arts) or Digital sources.
  • There is a need for an analytical mind to evaluate the message in a chosen media, as well as creative ability to publish digital messages.

5. Creativity Fluency

  • Adds meaning by way of design, art, and the story –telling to package a message.

6. Digital Ethics

  • Guided by principles of leadership, global responsibility, environmental awareness, global citizens and personal accountability.

Structured Problem-Solving Process
Step 1 Define the problem

Step 2 Design the solution

Step 3 Do the work

Step 4 Debrief on the outcome

The effective use of learning resources depends on the expertise of the teacher, how she motivates her students, the way she gives responses, and how she manages the learners to be involved in the learning process. Therefore, there is a need to provide learning on how educational technology can be applied and integrated into the teaching-learning process. Developing basic digital skills must be considered because computer technology brings huge opportunities to learn. It is the first step to more advanced technical skills. Basic digital skills will lead to digital literacy, which will help the students’ learning progress grow, plus they will be able to use technology properly and safely. The students will be able to recognize how technology affects our communication and values and also consider its significant risks. And, as for the problem-solving process, the students will be empowered as it develops higher level of theoretical and practical thinking.

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