Digital Fluency

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Check out my Powtoon on digital fluency HERE


Digital fluency is determined by the individual being confident and showing an apt ability to use and navigate technology proficiently.

As a majority of information we access is electronic (Howell, 2013), we are required to be digitally fluent to recognise and continue engaging in learning and development through technology.

How digitally fluent are you? Can you navigate Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Powerpoint? (Howell, 2013). How do you store and share data?
To be proficient in these skills, you must display knowledge in Digital literacy.

What is digital literacy?
It is the language we use to navigate our digital world, allowing us to build and explore programs, databases, tools and systems with a greater understanding of how they operate.

Digital fluency enables us to think creatively, collaborate, innovate and think critically. (Miller Landau. D, 2015)
As we start to apply our digital fluency, we are enabling our creativity to flourish.
Our social skills to strengthen through collaboration and we become more innovative in our approaches to tasks. We can critically think through a more skilful form of analysis, reasoning, evaluation and problem-solving.
All of these characteristics forming a greater digital identity and wellbeing.

Screen Shot 2017-04-13 at 11.03.01 pmClick HERE for a great short clip on Digital literacy

As teacher’s, a positive way to enrich digital fluency in the classroom would be to perhaps teach with a smartboard.
You could book computer lab time, or maybe set out a web-based collaborative research task. Even creating test’s or assessments based online.

By using digital pedagogies in our classroom’s, we are not just teaching our student’s by engaging in our digital world.
We ensuring we are developing their digital fluency.


Howell, J.(2013) Teaching with ITC. Digital Pedagogies for Collaboration and Creativity. South Melbourne, Australia: Oxford university press

Miller Landau, D. (2015) 5 Skills needed to succeed in a digital world. Retrieved from
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