The week was all about digital fluency. Starting off with making an animation at http://scratch.mit.edu. The task was daunting and especially for those who aren’t familiar with computers and animations. Truthfully i felt out of my depth. After completing weekly readings and several online tutorials my scratch animation had come to life. Follow the link to it here: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/21877664/.
What exactly is digital fluency? “An evolving aptitude that empowers the individual to effectively and ethically interpret information, discover meaning, design content, construct knowledge, and communicate ideas in a digitally connected world (Definition of digital fluency, 2014).” My understanding of digital fluency is being comfortable using and manoeuvring through digital technologies and being able to constantly improve digital skills. Teaching children to be digitally fluent begins at a very young age and working on their fluency will continue for a lifetime. A nice easy way to understand digital fluency can be seen on this short video.
What is distal fluency?
Scratch screenshot [image]. Retrieved from: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/661549/