Mary G., High School Library Media Specialist, Connecticut
Google's Applied Digital Skills
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Use our fun video lessons to engage your students while building valuable skills for school, work, and life.
What is Applied Digital Skills?
Applied Digital Skills is a free, online digital skills curriculum. Applied Digital Skills has lessons for a wide range of students, from late elementary school to college. Instead of teaching digital skills with an instruction manual, this curriculum uses a series of videos to guide students through creating a project from scratch. This means that students who complete a lesson leave with a useful project such as a resume, a college plan, an interactive story, and more.
Why Applied Digital Skills?
Applied Digital Skills has more than 50 lessons—some that take only 45 minutes to complete—and are aligned to your state’s standards. These lessons are not just for technology classrooms. Use them in any class, from English and social studies to science, foreign languages, math, and more.
Digital literacy, problem-solving, and creativity are often cited as essential skills for a 21st century job market, but The Economist reveals that, among 18- to 25-year-olds, less than half (44%) believe that their education system is providing them with the skills they need to enter the country’s workforce.*
As technology becomes more integrated into our modern lives, it’s important to understand how digital skills apply to a wide range of subjects across grade levels and will help students succeed in school and their professional lives.
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