Digital Literacy in the Classroom

Students become empowered digital citizens when they possess a variety of skills, including digital literacy – or the knowledge of and ability to use digital technologies to locate information; evaluate information; synthesize, create, and communicate information; and understand the human and technological complexities of a digital media landscape.

This course guides K-12 educators in developing and utilizing digital literacy skills as a key component of digital citizenship to support students’ development. Educators will have the opportunity to strengthen their digital literacy skills while also engaging in strategies for implementing digital literacy skills across the curriculum.


Course dates:

Open year-round! This course is self-paced and can be completed anytime within six months of the course open date.




Who it's for:

  • Teachers (K-12, any subject)
  • Instructional technology coaches
  • Instructional designers
  • Instructional coordinators / Curriculum developers / Curriculum specialists

Course details:

  • Course length: 5 hours
  • Cost: FREE for a limited time!
  • Course style: Self-paced




Dell Technologies

This course was developed in collaboration with Dell Technologies. As schools, districts, and communities continue to build digitally inclusive environments, increasing access to devices and internet, it is imperative that they also ensure students, educators, and caregivers can use these tools to enhance teaching and learning opportunities. Therefore, Dell has partnered with ISTE to provide resources to individuals, schools, districts, and states that support digital literacy skill building. At Dell Technologies we believe it’s important for digital literacy skill building to be part of a child’s education. The introduction to digital literacy prepares students to enter the world of work with the digital skills they need to engage with technology confidently, responsibly, effectively, and safely.