Digital literacy is a foundational concept that is incorporated across curricula so that we can better prepare our learners for the competitive 21st century world of work. Lessons start at the very lowest level—similar to how traditional zero-level literacy curriculum might—so that learners who may have never even touched a computer can get familiar with the parts and vocabulary. As learners progress through the curriculum, they are able to take assessments along the way to demonstrate their understanding and skills—plus they earn digital badges and certificates! For more advanced learners, we use project-based opportunities to facilitate deeper understanding of core tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, and website building.
This lesson will focus on using the collaborative power of Google Docs to compile information from many users in order to tell an interactive story. The framework is based on the Hyperdocs model and demonstrates how teachers can deliver lessons and students can create shared, immersive content.
Goals for Lesson
By the end of this lesson, students should be able to: Achieve the following objectives:
Access and navigate a shared document with embedded hyperlinks..
Collaborate with other users on a single document.
Understand how sharing and permissions work.
Answer the following essential questions:
What features does Google Docs have that allow users to work in a document?
How should a document be organized to make it suitable for sharing and collaboration?
Internalize the following enduring understandings:
I can access and edit a shared document using the tools and settings in Google Docs.
I can organize and format a document to make it suitable for collaboration and sharing.
Students will be provided a link to the shared document below. Other shared documents will be available via hyperlink on this page that require input from all particpants.