New Curriculum From Google...
We have some exciting updates about our digital literacy and job skills program, Applied Digital Skills. The ready-to-use curriculum offers over 90 hours of video and project-based content that teaches digital literacy skills for life and professional scenarios.
The Applied Digital Skills program received ISTE’s Seal of Alignment for Proficiency last month. The following are highlights from ISTE’s curriculum review:
- All projects are engaging, relevant, and connected to the real-world.
- Each unit can be adapted as needed for the skill level in which it is implemented, and each promotes problem solving, creative thinking, and meaningful application of technology in substantive tasks.
- Skills addressed in the projects will serve learners well in school and beyond, and the curriculum is accompanied by ample support for instructors to be able to implement the curriculum effectively.
Read the full report here.
To get started teaching, visit g.co/applieddigitalskills, sign in as an Instructor with a Google account and create your first class. Invite learners to sign in with their own Google accounts as Learners and input your unique class code. This step-by-step guide explains how to set up your first class in less than 5 minutes. The curriculum is flexible and can be taught anywhere. Units include Research and Develop a Topic, If/Then Adventure Stories, Plan and Budget, Plan an Event and more. Applied Digital Skills is a great solution whether you are looking for a semester-long technology curriculum, or to enrich your subject matter content over a few class periods.
The program provides lesson plans and example rubrics, as well as the ability to track learner progress. Here is an example of one way that a school in South Carolina is using the curriculum:
We hope you enjoy the curriculum.