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Writing a blog or posting videos to YouTube may seem like one step up from video games, but the truth is that this is the world our tweens and teens are living in today. It is more important than ever for students to have the technical skills to not only navigate across a variety of digital platforms but to thrive in the digital world.

Here are four ways that boosting digital literacy will improve your student's future successes in the classroom and beyond.

  • Thinking Alternatively: Not every student learns in the same way, so exploring new and unique ways to interact with information is vital. A student who creates a podcast will process the information in it much differently than if he or she simply read a news article and wrote a summary of it.
  • Thinking Professionally: Being able to leverage the countless digital paths for marketing is a highly valued skill that is essential in every industry in the world. No matter what a student wants to do in the future, social media marketing, content creation, and digital marketing are extremely sought-after and profitable sets of abilities that translate to every field.
  • Thinking Critically: With so much information available at our fingertips, students must understand how to find and vet accurate information on the web. Online research skills are an absolute must in the college realm, and questioning and analyzing search results is a key step toward thinking critically.
  • Thinking Creatively: As students prepare for a rigorous and challenging academic schedule, finding and maintaining creative outlets will help them continue to "think outside the box." Students who are able to harness and channel their creativity are often more successful academically and professionally than those who do not pursue creative endeavors.

  • While there are plenty of hard-coded reasons for anyone to improve digital media skills, there is also a good amount of fun involved in creating content online and interacting with others in the digital realm and we look forward to getting your student to the next level of digital competence. Contact us to learn more. See you this summer!