In this course, students are taught skills to be smart, responsible, and safe students and 21st century citizens.

By completing this course, students will be able to:

  • locate, evaluate, present, and share digital information responsibly and effectively.
  • practice safe and courteous online behavior.

The samples provided in this preview illustrate how these skills are addressed in the Sylvan Advanced Study Skills program.
 

Navigating the Digital World Skill #1:

Digital Literacy-Locate Information

Guided Practice lessons for this skill provide instruction with strategies for conducting web searches. All lessons address the following objectives related to analyzing and evaluating digital information.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • identify strategies to locate information using digital technology.
  • demonstrate an understanding of how to locate information using digital technology.
     

Navigating the Digital World Skill #2:

Digital Literacy-Analyze and Evaluate Information

Guided Practice lessons for this skill provide instruction with strategies for analyzing and evaluating digital information and Independent Practice lessons include activities to apply these strategies. All lessons address the following objectives related to analyzing and evaluating digital information.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • identify strategies to analyze and evaluate information found on the Internet.
  • analyze information found on the Internet.evaluate information found on the Internet.
  • evaluate information found on the Internet.
     

Navigating the Digital World Skill #3:

Digital Literacy-Presenting Information

Guided Practice lessons for this skill provide instruction with strategies for presenting information using digital technology and Independent Practice lessons include activities to apply these strategies. All lessons address the following objectives related to presenting information using digital technology.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • identify digital programs that can be used to present information.
  • describe how different digital programs can be used to present information.
     

Navigating the Digital World Skill #4:

Media Literacy

Guided Practice lessons for this skill provide instruction on the form and function of different types of media and strategies for analyzing and evaluating them. Independent Practice lessons include activities to apply this knowledge. All lessons address the following objectives related to media literacy.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • describe the purpose and function of various forms of media.
  • evaluate media for reliability and accuracy.
     

Navigating the Digital World Skill #5:

E-mail Etiquette

Guided Practice lessons for this skill provide instruction related to the importance of e-mail etiquette and how to maintain it. Independent Practice lessons include activities to apply this knowledge. All lessons address the following objectives related to e-mail etiquette.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • identify the characteristics of proper e-mail etiquette.
  • demonstrate an understanding of proper e-mail etiquette.