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Digital Classroom

Digital Classroom

Understanding digital literacy

Digital literacy is about finding, evaluating, using and creating digital content in meaningful ways. It benefits student learning and citizenship. Find out what digital literacy is and why it matters. Discover the latest trends, initiatives,and developments in digital literacy and digital citizenship for schools, their libraries, and teaching and learning.

Digital resources and guides

Here you'll find videos, articles, encyclopedias, photographs, historic newspapers, homework help, and more. These digital resources are all free to use, chosen specifically for use in schools. Several of the resources have a particular Māori or Pasifika focus.

Strategies for developing digital literacy

Explore strategies you can apply the classroom to help students develop key digital literacy skills, and see how they can be supported by the school library. Find out about the process of content curation, and discover some useful digital tools that make it easy and effective.

Why digital literacy

Digital literacy matters as it helps student learning and citizenship by teaching students how to find, evaluate, use and create digital content in meaningful ways.

What is digital literacy?

Digital literacy requires a variety of strategies and skills, including: • critical thinking — questioning how authentic, valid and useful digital information is • communicating and collaborating with others in the digital space • using digital tools to design and create compelling original content • using digital tools to access, use and share information.

Digital literacy benefits learning

Digitally literate students are confident using digital content and tools in their learning. Digital literacy skills enable them to: • find and access digital content that is fit for purpose • analyse and combine information to develop their own understandings • create and share digital content in purposeful ways.