Digital literacy is not a new term. It’s not a buzzword that will fade away in a few years, it is a critical part of teaching learners the skills they need to be successful. Most of us interact with a computer of some sort on a daily basis. From the smartphone in your pocket to the desktop at work, computers are everywhere, and everyone needs to know how to use them to find, evaluate, understand and share information in a variety of formats and from an array of sources.
Districts around the country are making the transition to digital learning in order to better prepare their learners to be active participants in a digital-first world. When schools make the switch effectively, technology can be a cognitive tool that provides learners with differentiated learning experiences and teachers with the ability to adapt instruction based on feedback, all leading to greater, measurable achievement (Weston & Bain, 2010).