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  1. […] Spencer, K. (2018). What is digital fluency? Retrieved 28 April 2018, from […]

  2. […] search for Digital Fluency. A definition that i found to be very interesting is the following: “In a digital context for learning, fluency involves using technologies “readily and strategically to learn, to work, and to play, and the infusion of technology in teaching […]

  3. […] Digital fluency goes beyond being literate. Digital fluency is a combination of digital proficiency, digital literacy, and social competence. Being able to communicate well is the most important part of digital fluency. The difference between digital literacy and digital fluency is that being literate means being able to choose which technologies will work the best, and being fluent means being able to explain why that would be the best technology, and how it should be adapted. (More about digital fluency here.) […]

  4. […] “Digital Fluency”: -is more broader than literacy, and being fluent requires abilities to go beyond the skills.  […]

  5. […] Reference List (2019). Retrieved from Does Our Current Education System Support Innovation?. (2019). Retrieved from Hendricks, B. (2019). What Is Digital Fluency? – Definition & Example | Retrieved from Martin, K. (2019). The Key to 21st Century Classrooms Isn’t Tech. It’s Evolved Teaching. – EdSurge News. Retrieved from Spencer, K. (2019). What is digital fluency?. Retrieved from […]

  6. […] Top 5 Problems with Technology in Education Today. Technology has been used in most schools since the ‘90s (remember CD-ROMS?) , but it still has some hiccups. We weigh in on some of the most problematic issues facing the edtech world today. Students are so quick to turn to the Internet to answer questions that some believe critical thinking has gone down the tube. How Should Professors Be Using Classroom Technology? Suchita Chadha is a junior at Emerson College and the author of our weekly “Student Voice” column. As we enter the last quarter of 2015, it’s clear that automated processes have become increasingly normalized in all aspects of our lives. Whether it’s Siri looking up something for you, or having reminders and calendar events for everything from taking the trash out to the next doctor’s appointment, we’ve gotten used to having certain things done by the devices in our back pockets. What is digital fluency? […]

  7.' Alfonse Nazzaro says:

    I truly enjoyed this article because it clearly articulates the difference between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency. Digital Literacy is only one aspect of Digital Fluency. I’m not sure if most schools today even consider fluency to be necessary. Time will tell, especially as more and more young learners realize the impact (positive or negative) of their digital use.

  8. […] Digital fluency is the ability not only to understand the basics of technology but also to easily incorporate them into the work day. For example, fluency in a language would require you not only to speak or understand it on a basic level but also to be able to communicate smoothly and effectively in that language. The same is true of technology. Basic literacy is one thing; however, deeper understanding of technology includes the following: […]

  9.' Verallen Kleinhenz says:

    Everyone should have the ability to practice digital fluency. This broadens the creativity of the teacher and the student. To be able to go beyond the digital literacy to the digital fluency requires someone that can move beyond the confines of the literacy.

  10.' Kywanna Shackelford says:

    This article was informative. I applaud the concepts introduced. I have not really considered the use of technology in learning. Now, it is a “normal”, as I use technology in daily functions. So to consider the purpose and use was refreshing. Digital Literacy is the process of knowing basic technology. Digital Fluency is the method by which to apply the basic concepts of digital technology. I believe this to be a growing normal in our society. The more acceptance of Digital Literacy as well as Digital Fluency, I believe will increase the efficacies of all learners- teachers and students.

  11. This article was informative. Both Digital Learning and Digital Fluency are important concepts to know and understand. Digital Learning is the knowledge of basic technology and Digital Fluency is the application of learn technology. Having the knowledge of Digital Learning and Digital Fluency encourages the freedom to learn outside the box.

  12.' Sadie Gerlach says:

    This article clearly outlines the differences between digital literacy and digital fluency. After reading this article, my interpretation is that digital fluency is the ability to take digital literacy one step further by applying digital knowledge to solve problems and make informed decisions. Digital fluency is a vital skill to possess in today’s education system, especially during these times of COVID-19, because technology-based learning is where we are headed. Everything we do is online now; whether it’s paying bills, conducting research, or even shopping, digital fluency is essential in modern society.

  13. MARILUCES@GMAIL.COM' Marianella Luces says:

    This article establishes a clear different of being digitally literate and digital fluency. With this concept in mind being digitally fluent means to have knowledges, capacity and social skills to be used efficiently towards the learning and teaching process, it is our challenge do not left behind our critical thinking to make an appropriate use of it. Nowadays, when the use of technology keeps winning space and continues making less complicated the way how we obtain results digital fluency become an indispensable requirement to succeed. The new normal leaves no choice but to become in a Digital fluent Person.

  14.' Lanette Saetre says:

    With the Pandemic of 2020 this statement really rang true: “In the years ahead, digital fluency will become a prerequisite for obtaining jobs, participating meaningfully in society, and learning throughout a lifetime. (Resnick, 2002, p. 33). And to think this was published in 2002, eighteen years ago, and we still had many teachers scrambling to learn technology in order to teach. Many teachers just retired because the technology or digital literacy was too difficult to grasp or too much work to become fluent in the short amount of time required. This article really outlines the importance of constant and consistent learning to stay ahead of the needs of the student or learner if we are to have successful students as a teacher.

  15.' Esther says:

    This article is very interesting to know the difference to being digitally fluency and digitally literate. Digitally literate is the ability to learn and communication technology to create and and communicate the information. Digitally fluency is the aptitude to interpret the information and communicate effectively.

  16.' James Wyand says:

    Digital fluency in these articles helps stress the importance of making the digital experience for students a key component of learning. Being able to cover topic in the proper digital format to ensure all students receive the information that is culturally applicable, so everyone receives applicable information. As an older educator I plan to use technology to bridge any possible learning difficulties that may be presented during these times of COVID-19 times.

  17.' Shellie Foster says:

    As we are still navigating these challenging times and learning how our future will be permanently affected by the Pandemic, this article brings up some interesting points that need to be considered. In the past, I have often felt that we were shifting our focus too much to technology and students were losing the ability to think critically as they could search the internet for anything in a matter of seconds. If we don’t take the initiative to intentionally teach our students how to best use the technology available as well as to think critically they will not become digitally fluent. Even elementary students should begin to learn basic practices that they can further develop throughout their school career so that when they graduate they can be digitally fluent and more prepared to become successful adults. It is more important now than it has ever been for teachers to embrace digital literacy and strive to help their students develop to the best of their abilities.

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