Today's students are more than just Digital Natives, most come to school knowing how to work many many pieces of technology....and yet not being Digital experts. Kids are great at playing with technology but still rely on teachers to help them turn that play into learning. Digital Literacy is very similar to print literacy: it must be explicitly taught. Students need to learn how to use search engines, evaluate results, look for and recognize the best sources for their needs. They need to be exposed to quality websites (just like quality literature) and cautioned about consuming too much junk. Part of being fully digitally literate is being both a responsible cyber citizen (being Internet Safe) and a respectful cyber citizen (citing sources, not plagariazing, etc.). Read more about setting students up for success with just the right amount of support and then dig into the digital resources available to McKinney ISD teachers and students.