Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy

Students in grades 3-5 meet weekly with digital literacy teachers to develop the skills as outlined in the 2016 Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science Curriculum Framework.

Upper elementary students learn to differentiate tasks that are best done by computing systems or digital tools and those best done by humans. Students explore a variety of computing devices and digital tools and further develop their computational thinking problem solving skills. As students progress through grades 3–5, they begin to evaluate the uses and limitations of existing artifacts and modify parts of existing artifacts to develop something new. Students are able to describe and document their computational work in writing, using presentation tools and through demonstrations of their work. 

Essential Questions Outcomes 

  • How can we use digital tools to create and collaborate with others locally and globally? 
  • What are the rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of living, learning, and working in an interconnected digital world? 
  • How can I use technology to set goals, work towards achieving them and demonstrate my learning? 


  • Demonstrate responsible use of technology, digital content, and interactions.  Observe and describe how technology can influence people. 
  • Use digital tools to communicate or exchange information. 
  • Write, debug, and analyze an algorithm. 
  • Create a model and use data from a simulation.