Digital Literacy

The Technology Lab in Morris Elementary School uses two sets of standards: the Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Sciences and the ISTE Standards for 21st Learners. These standards allow students to explore computer science using computational thinking and problem solving skills. We use collaboration skills and the design process to work together to explore problems and find solutions. Students will build using technology tools, paper and cardboard.

Another part of the standards that we address in the Computer Lab is digital literacy. Our students need to understand the ethics and responsibility for being a digital citizen. Students need to be able to locate and evaluate information to allow them to learn from the highest level of information available to them. We spend time learning about how the web is organized, how to find high quality resources, and ways to share that information in presentations and websites. Students also learn about copyright and fair use of information on digital platforms.