Digital Literacy 8

Digital Literacy 8


This course is relatively new to the schools and is under development in this rapidly changing digital reality. Like the Grade 7 class, we are focusing on three different areas of digital citizenship in greater detail and complexity: digital safety and awareness, online resources, and the chromebook platform. As Christians, we live in community and the same concepts can be applied in the digital world. 

  1. Digital safety and awareness focuses on how to be a good digital citizen online: protect oneself from cyber-bullying, exploring the internet safely, what to share and what to keep private, awareness of scams and stealing of information, good passwords, etc.
  2. Online Resources are good websites and apps that can be used to help in creating school projects. We will also be working through an online typing program to improve keyboarding skills.
  3. We use the chromebook in our classes at CCHS and they use Google programs. The students will spend time learning how to correctly use and manage Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drive, Classroom and Forms.


Structure and Evaluation

Each homeroom class will me once a week for Digital Literacy. There will an assignment posted on Google Classroom which is part of that lesson for the class and ample time will be given for that assignment to be completed and handed in on Google Classroom. Each assignment is marked (marks posted on Powerschool) and returned on the Google Classroom with comments. If a student misses a class or does not complete the assignment, it is homework and should be handed in by the due date. 

Tools and Resources 50%

Awareness 25%

Ethical Use 25%



“The Typing Jungle.” The Typing Club.

“Google Platforms.” Applied Education Systems.

“Ignition New” EverFi.

Ribble, Mark. “Digital Citizenship in Schools,” 3rd Ed. International Society for Technology in Education,   Eugene Oregon, 2015.