Capstone Project Title
Vivian Johnson & Melissa Erickson
Research consistently supports that students are not being explicitly taught the digital skills that they need in order to be successful after high school. This curriculum is designed to address this gap in digital knowledge of high school students in order to answer the research question: What digital strategies and tools does the research recommend be added to an existing argument unit to increase students’ information literacy? Based on the work of technology implementation in the classroom by Howell (2016), Darling-Hammond, Zielezinski, and Goldman (2014), and Huang (2014), this four-week curriculum is created to give students the knowledge and tools to improve their digital literacy through an argumentative presentation using a variety of digital applications. This project is intended to be used in a high school English classroom, specifically ninth grade, but can be implemented in any grade level. Each lesson plan is written with enough detail that teachers who may not be familiar with the digital applications used can effectively use this curriculum to improve their students’ digital skills. Ultimately, the goal of this project is to help students improve their knowledge of and comfort with digital tools to be well-equipped for success in their lives after high school.
Simmons, Melissa, "Digital Strategies And Tools To Increase Information Literacy In Ninth Grade Students" (2019). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 365.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects