Digital literacy includes the ability to find and use information (otherwise known as information literacy) but goes beyond this to encompass communication, collaboration and teamwork, social awareness in the digital environment, understanding of e-safety and creation of new information. Digital Literacy at Level 1 encompasses:

  • Basic use of a range of tools and websites for finding and recording information online: internet browsers, search engines, copy/paste and download functions.
  • Be aware of your own ‘digital footprint’ - the tools and sites that show own presence as an internet user.
  • Identifying instances of digital technologies being used for the creating and sharing of knowledge in a specific subject area.