Today, many middle schools require computer teachers to teach digital literacy to their students.
With the increased focus on industry certifications across all career pathways and courses, computer applications teachers are the latest group of educators feeling the pressure. While some teachers lean toward the Microsoft Office Specialist certification, many teachers are increasingly looking into the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification. But when teachers dive a little deeper, they realize there are multiple IC3 certification options available!
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With social networks dominating your students’ personal lives, it’s becoming more important for you to address social media in the classroom.
As middle school teachers are looking for ideas to teach digital literacy in their classrooms, many are using the IC3 Global Standard 5 (GS5) as a starting point.
With technology at their fingertips 24/7, it’s more important than ever to ensure your students are behaving appropriately in the digital world. But finding a way to incorporate these topics into your existing syllabus can be tough — especially if your courses don’t specifically require you to teach them. That’s where Digital Citizenship Week comes in!
As a middle school teacher, you’re responsible for helping your students navigate the intricacies of the digital world.