Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both - International Library Association
Cal Fac Collaborative Hub Director's Digital Skill Up for College Educators Slides (Beginners)
20 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher Should Have - Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
How & Why I Flipped My Classroom - Michelle Pacansky-Brock
An article that sketches how important digital skills are in today's economy and the emerging divide between Americans with and without digital literacy.
Even though reporting on the low-level digital skills of librarians whose work hinges on accessing information digitally, a list of five digital skills one can begin to develop.
This collection of links develops one's understanding of online responsibilities, digital citizenship, and media and digital literacy.
Short clear explanations and examples of these terms and what educators have to teach to develop students' digital abilities.
Explains the need for digital literacy to students workplace expectations and how it can be integrated into courses, giving an example at Georgia State University in a Honors English Composition course.
W. Ian O'Byrne's blog post explains how to develop a digital identity and offers short exercises to help identify and present a cohesive "self" across social networks.
A list that creates a conceptual framework to direct your curating of content on digital skills in teaching and undertaking professional learning experiences
"One way to creatively integrate technology in classroom learning is through engaging students in media activities that involve the use of various digital forms. This is referred to as digital mashups." Digital mashups require educators learn two or more platforms or apps and combine to create content--a digital skill.
Focused on K12, this wealth of resources can be adapted to the college setting. Search and find specific content on what digital story telling is, how it is done and assessed along with instructional videos and slides to teach students to learn through creating content.
List of short descriptions of these apps and links to more detailed information and sites where they can be downloaded.
A reasoned, digestible description of the process of flipping the classroom. A good case to consider if you think this may be an appropriate instructional approach for you. "The objective of this website is to share the process and results of my flipped community college classroom teaching experiment. The experiment took place in Spring 2009, before the term flipped classroom was coined. I offer this site to promote the sharing of teaching approaches and to make one small contribution towards innovations in teaching and learning."
International Society of Technology in Education presents a set of tech tools that align with brain-based learning to activate students' learning in three areas: how they engage with learning (affect), how they best perceive and process information (recognition), and how they are best able to respond and show their understanding (strategy). If you are getting started with tech in teaching, here is a way to link choices to outcomes.
Digital Learning Experiences
edtechteacher provides workshops, summits and professional development for K12 educators to develop digital skills in specific platforms and with devices (iPad, Chrome books, Google Certification). Without any equivalent organization higher education, these professional learning experiences around the country are hands-on in a community of colleagues looking to digitally skillup to engage students in learning. Skills are adaptable to the college classroom. Here is a list of summer workshops.
Developed by a community of digital humanities scholars, Digital Pedagogy Lab provides courses and a summer institute to "prepare learners, educators, librarians, and administrators to teach, collaborate, and think with digital technology." Digital Pedagogy Lab is part of the educational outreach of the Hybrid Pedagogy Inc. 501(c)(3) non-profit and focuses on the implementation of critical digital pedagogy in education at all levels. This organization is also active on Twitter with #digped. There are two Summer institutes in 2017: July 28-30, Vancouver, BC, & August 7-11, 2017 in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
If you have little experience with digital platforms and online learning experiences, taking a free self-paced course (low-stakes) on a subject of interest can be a powerful initial experience on which to build your digital skills. Here some available on edX a platform for online learning for major universities around the world.