Digital Literacy is an essential skill for the students of today. It will enable them to achieve academically as more and more content is delivered through technology and it will enable them to succeed in the workplace of the future.
Being digitally literate means understanding the technology of today in both how to use it and the best practices surrounding it. Digital Literacy also means adapting to the technology of the future.
Every teacher, regardless of subject, should integrate technology into their classroom for these very basic reasons. Teaching digital literacy and citizenship is the essential class of today – equivalent to the civics class of the past.