Reflections on teaching in a digital world

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Digital Fluency

Digital fluency refers to “the ability to use technologies in a confident manner” (Howell, 2012, p. 243). In preparing students for the modern digital world, the ability to use a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tool is vital (Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority, 2013). However, given the rapidity of technological change, I suspect that achieving true fluency will require students to move beyond tool use and delve into digital manipulation and creation.