Digital and Information Literacy Skills

Co-Taught Lessons for Secondary 1-5 with Microsoft for Education

"Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity"

~ Nat Turner

What really makes digital communication effective?

Using the Digital Competency Development Continuum as a guide, we’ll dive into the various subsets of literacy, digital citizenship and producing content via digital technology all while exploring the best communication and collaboration practices.

Inside each of our five co-taught lessons, you and your students will harness the power of Microsoft for Education and learn how to rock your next class presentation, job interview, or group project.

Curated specifically for Secondary 1 to 5 classes, these lessons will support student creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills all while using our favourite digital tools.

The Lesson Replays

From Idea to Presentation in under 60 Minutes

Show Up in Style for your Next Presentation

Did You Know PowerPoint Could Create ...

Stop with the Boring - Present Your Ideas Differently

Real or Fake - The Ultimate Digital Escape Room

Lesson Descriptions

This lesson is all about how to take your ideas and effectively create a presentation with them!  No more staring at a blank PowerPoint screen; we’ll share our best tips and tricks for getting all of your researched or created content into your slide deck and presenting it in an effective way.

Whether it’s for a class presentation or a job interview, to stand out you need to be unique and effective.  Let’s scrap the “traditional” presentation to communicate your ideas and dive into other ways to present the information to your audience.  We’ll use the power of Microsoft Sway to explore all the different ways we can showcase your information beyond a slide deck!

While you may think this lesson is all about your clothes, it’s not!  We’ll dive into the design side of your slides to make sure they are curated in a way to make impact and emphasis during your presentation.  We’ll talk colours, headers, and more to give your PowerPoint sides a design make-over.

We’ll also share our tips and tricks on how to give your oral presentation a make-over as well.  We’ll level you up all the way to rockstar confidence for your next presentation.

Think Microsoft PowerPoint is just for Slides?  Well, think again!

Inside this lesson, we’ll show and share with you a bunch of different templates, all based in PowerPoint, that will blow your mind!  From hockey player cards to infographics, this is a lesson you don’t want to miss!

In the era of fake news, let’s put your critical thinking skills to the test as we examine various digital assets and figure out if they are real or fake.

This digital escape room using OneNote online will explore dis- and misinformation, the power of a selfie, the truth about password protection and 2-factor authentication, how legit a website is or not and building your own presence online.

Can you figure out how to escape?

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