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2. Explore the Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

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Before you begin using Applied Digital Skills, let’s take a closer look at the curriculum.

Applied Digital Skills currently has over one hundred lessons to choose from, each of which is designed to engage students and spark creativity.

You can filter the lessons by audience, The digital tool you want to use, Or topic, like Study Skills and Organization.

You can even use keywords to search for something specific you want to teach.

Whether your subject area is Art, English, Or Math, Applied Digital Skills has lessons that are suitable for just about everyone, from late elementary age to adult learners.

Many lessons can be used for more than one subject, too.

For example, students might use the “Create a Presentation” lesson to show what they learned about art history or a Science topic.

Lessons fit into the time you have and range from those that take one class period, To those that can span multiple days.

Let’s take a closer look at one of Applied Digital Skills’ most popular lessons…”Write an If-Then Adventure Story.”

This lesson is ideal for middle or high school students. It takes about two to three hours to complete.

In this lesson, students collaborate with their classmates to create an interactive story. But first, they brainstorm about characters, settings, and problems and create a short summary.

Students are engaged as they practice digital collaboration and making decisions in a group, as well as learning how to use digital applications like Google Docs and Slides.

“Write an If-Then Adventure Story” gets students excited about learning digital skills and gives them the chance to be as creative as they want as they complete their story.

Now that you’ve explored the Applied Digital Skills curriculum a bit, move on to the next video to test out a lesson on your own.