Technology is playing an increasing role in culture generally and particularly in the lives of young people. To negotiate this environment effectively, young people need digital literacy, which consists of the skills, knowledge and understanding that enable critical, creative, discerning and safe practices with digital technologies. This article summarises Digital Literacy Across The Curriculum, a handbook prepared by Britain’s Futurelab organisation. The handbook addresses a range of issues faced by school leaders and teachers, in both primary and secondary schools, who are interested in creative and critical uses of technology in the classroom. It is a result of a project in which Futurelab researchers worked with eight primary school and six secondary school teachers to co-develop ways to foster digital literacy in the classroom.
A range of strategies can improve young children's vocabulary, feeding into their reading comprehension and addressing a disturbing socio-economic gap in learning opportunities – Early Childhood Education Journal.