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Digital Literacy Pro 2.0
Digital Literacy Pro 2.0

Courseware that enables teachers to guide students through interactive experiences with relevant technology, increase their confidence navigating the digital world and instruct them how to appropriately apply new skills in their everyday lives.



Built by Teachers, for Teachers

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Prepares for

  • TestOut Digital Literacy Pro Certification

Aligns with

  • State Standards

Available January 24, 2023


Pre-release available December 15, 2022

  • ISBN: 978-1-935080-81-7

You’ve Asked, We’ve Listened

After our first release of Digital Literacy Pro, we received some great feedback from our teachers, so we decided to quickly implement many of the great ideas.

At TestOut we strive to continually improve our products to meet our instructor's and student's needs. We hope you like what is new to the course and recognize how these changes can help invigorate your classroom experience.

Updates

  • Improved the instructional design of several labs and renewed their content to better align with student needs as they learn Hardware, Operating systems, File systems, Networks, Internet Technology and Programming Fundamentals.
  • Demonstration videos embedded within the labs to instruct students how to complete each task.
  • Improved audio for several videos within the course.

Additional content

  • Proactive Learning
  • Troubleshooting
  • Researching online
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Planning
  • Classroom activities

Why Digital Literacy?

 

This course fills a critical gap in exploratory, hands-on training options and is designed for anyone who wants to learn the essential concepts to move forward in their education with more advanced topics. It's created by teachers for teachers. Regardless of your background, you can teach with Digital Literacy Pro.

Meet Johnny Carrera, former teacher, course designer and visionary behind Digital Literacy Pro:

Course Sections

 
  1. Course Overview
  2. Keyboarding
  3. Hardware
  4. Operating System and File System
  5. Application Software
  6. Word Processing
  7. Spreadsheets
  8. Presentation
  9. Other Common Applications
  10. Network, Cloud and Online Collaboration
  11. Internet, Social Media, and IoT
  12. Mobile Technology
  13. Digital Citizenship
  14. Programming Fundamentals
  15. Problem Solving and Project Planning
  16. Career Pathways

Students will learn, practice, apply, and test their skills in real-world scenarios, igniting their interest in the exciting world of technology and give them practical skills they can use in their everyday lives.

Instructor Resources

 

This course fills a critical gap in exploratory, hands-on training options and is designed for anyone who wants to learn the essential concepts to move forward in their education with more advanced topics. It's created by teachers for teachers. Regardless of your background, you can teach with Digital Literacy Pro.

Key Highlights

Handouts - A new teaching aid that provides suggested activities to guide the students to think critically and apply what they are learning as they:

  1. Create action plans
  2. Solve problems
  3. Seek Feedback and Collaborate
  4. Apply new skills from scratch
  5. Research Online
  6. Transfer Knowledge
  7. Share content

Lab Demo Video

Watch this brief video for an overview highlighting a few of our interactive labs in Digital Literacy Pro:


Slideshow - scroll to see examples of Hardware, Programming, Networking, Microsoft Office, Mobile Device, and Internet Safety Labs:

Hardware Labs
Students can practice installing, upgrading and configuring various hardware components involved in setting up a computer.

Programming Labs
Using TestOut's drag and drop coding labs and code visualizer to develop a set a set of instructions.

Networking Labs
Students will get to work in a simulated home office or business environment, and learn how to set up a network.

Microsoft PowerPoint Labs
Interacting with PowerPoint, students will modify slides, and format tables, images, and lists.

Mobile Device Labs
Exploring the iPad OS interface and iPad applications, students will install/uninstall apps, and configure iPad settings.

Internet Safety
Identify suspicious text messages by reviewing each of the texts in the Messages app.

Course Benefits

This instructor-driven curriculum has all the resources and activities you need to achieve your class objectives, from start to finish, including:

Short instructional videos and demonstration videos with interactive scripts, fact sheets, fun exploratory activities, formative quizzes, hands-on simulations, teaching tips and strategies, worksheets with answer keys, open-ended questions to start discussions, and more:

  • Lesson plans
  • Course pacing guide
  • Objective mappings
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Student progress and grade reports
  • Custom exam and report builders
  • LMS integration

You’ll be able to conveniently teach a broad array of digital literacy concepts and everyday skills, manage classes and grades, and administer exams—all within an in-person, hybrid, or online teaching environment.

  • Excellent training, implementation services, support, and an active customer community
  • Works on PCs, Macs, and Chromebooks
Certifications
This course prepares for:

Questions?

If you have questions regarding the new course, please contact your sales representative at 800-877-4889

About TestOut

TestOut is the leader in online labs for academia and IT professionals. With LabSim, students get a broad range of hands-on experience in a safe, simulated environment. Since 1991, we have helped hundreds of thousands of individuals acquire the skills they need to progress in their education and careers.

Our Mission
We make a difference in a person’s life through education using breakthrough technology.
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