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What digital skills do students need for the 21st century?

It has been said that we need to equip our students with digital skills and digital literacies to enable them to fully particpate in 21st century society. If this is the case, what are those skills and which are most important? Please add your suggestions.


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The ability to question and assess the quality of information on the web.
 
It amazes me that many students consider Wiki to be an accurate source of information. While help... more
by Selinda E.
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It amazes me that so many teachers are anti-Wikipedia. I have no problem letting my students use ... more
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Xavier Bensky, Sue Annan, Steve and 15 more

The ability to recognise and use non-digital alternatives.
 
For example pen and paper can be a more practical and sustainable option in certain situations.
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Yuni Hartanto, Sue Annan, ReasonToLearn and 9 more

The ability to quickly learn new computer based systems and applications
 
Sometimes I see my students stuck with Windows solutions for example, not being open to open sour... more
by Barbi Bujtas
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This can be a problem for Japanese students, due to their high use of cell phones, rather than la... more
by Selinda E.
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I used an iPad in class today for recording, reviewing and editing videos. The students knew how ... more
by Keith Barrs
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Sue Annan, steph dimond-bayir, Ruslana Westerlund and 5 more

One of the most important skills is the ability to take information from multiple sources and media and synthersise the information.
 
Otherwise students are overwhelmed by information overload: they have to learn to filter data.
by AlexandraKouk
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Steve, Nina, Nicoleta and 4 more

The ability to find the information they need on the web as quicly as possible.
 
students should know how to search for specific words on a web page via their navigator. I found ... more
by laurence
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ozge bayram, Kasia, eric and 2 more

The ability to manage their 'e-identities'. This means choosing secure passwords, appropriate usernames for the location, making wise decisions about how much information to put online and where.
by Kristina
 
It's very important too that they understand how to report any abuse and deal with and avoid pote... more
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Students need to understand that their digital footprint and their profile pictures can have a po... more
by Hieronymus
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Nik Peachey
Nina
The ability to interact through web based communications such as video and audio conferencing
 
More and more employers are using this technology to interview candidates, as an alternative to c... more
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Lorna Larson
Xavier Bensky
Netiquette and the ability to communicate politely and with sensitivity to other cultures
 
To be aware about Netiquette is the main idea for students and anyone who are exploring the Inte... more
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Nina
The ability to create and publish their own thoughts, opinions and insights and become part of the knowledge sharing culture.
 
Yes It's very important to become an active creator and not just a consumer of of knowledge
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Nik Peachey
The ability negotiate, communicate and navigate in 3D virtual worlds
 
Using an avatar and immersing yourself in a 3D world is one of the greatest motivators for studen... more
by AlexandraKouk
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Students need to be taught some more than basic technical skills before they can explore a 3D wor... more
by AlexandraKouk
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Become creators and publishers not just consumers of content
by Hieronymus
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The ability to critically evaluate information, its credibility and reliabilty, to identify the authority of the source and to filter information in the vast pool of sources
by KR
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To be responsible online citizens
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The ability to decode and read images (i.e. visual literacy)
 
I'm always confused about what this really means. Are images really coded? Aren't they open to mu... more
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