Digital Literacy



It’s time to create learning experiences!

You’ve aced the Information Literacy Toolkit, and now you’re ready to use your tools to create dynamic, exciting learning experiences for your child!

On this page, you will learn strategies for shaping information into a cohesive narrative that grabs your child’s attention, expands their imagination, and deepens their learning. An extra benefit of this process is that you’ll reinforce your own learning by creating visual artifacts to combine into a cohesive experience that your child will enjoy.


Using Multimedia Tools

What are multimedia tools?

Multimedia tools are resources that you can use to combine media (images, words, audio, and video) into a narrative structure that educates, entertains, or otherwise provides information.

Many multimedia tools are available on the Internet for free, but tools with more functions and options often have a cost.

Multimedia Tools Playlist

The five videos below will get you on the road to creating amazing multimedia learning experiences for your child. They include tutorials for Canva, Google Slides, and PowerPoint. There are also videos on how to use digital tools in teaching and how to create a virtual field trip. Watch this playlist, take notes, and then scroll down to check your knowledge.

Check Your Knowledge

First, read the front of each card below, and write down your answer.

Then, hover other each card to see if you were correct!

True or False?

An example of digital literacy is evaluating an online article about child development.


Good job! This is an important critical assessment of information in the digital landscape.

True or False?

Information literacy cannot help you find reliable, relevant information.


Information literacy includes using skills that help you find reliable, relevant informaiton.

True or False?

There are specific terms you can use in your Google searches to receive more accurate results.


Operators such as "+" "and" "or" can help you search the Internet more efficiently.

True or False?

Information literacy is a set of skills needed to ignore biases in articles and other information sources.


Information literacy includes the ability to identify biases in online materials.

How did you do? Don’t worry if the information isn’t “sticking” yet. Learning is not a linear process, so feel free to go back and review the Information Literacy playlist and take check your knowledge again.

Resources on working with Multimedia

Use this checklist to practice information literacy.

Use these links to learn more about information literacy.

Performance Aids Blog by Karen Caldwell, Ph.D. from itchy brain: Hyperlink to Performance Aids Blog by Karen Caldwell, Ph.D. 

Infographic Jenae Cohn


16 multimedia toosl for classroom

Quiz Visual

Multimedia Quiz

Now that you’ve explored different types of resources, it’s time to show your knowledge. Take the quiz below to confirm that you are Information Literate!

Types of Content Curation

What is a Virtual Field Trip?

A virtual field trip is a digital experience that lets you explore places or events through technology, like videos and interactive content, without being physically present.

Many cultural institutions around the world offer online tours of their facilities and digitized images of their collections or productions. There are so many ways to use these materials as part of a virtual field trip that makes learners feel as if they are visiting the site in real life!

Virtual field trips enrich learning experiences by expanding learners’ access to locations, sites, and institutions that may otherwise be impossible for the learner to visit in person.

Creating a virtual field trip offers you the opportunity to travel the world, visit the depths of the ocean, or blast off to outer space, all in one day. A virtual field trip is a one-of-a-kind learning experience based on a person, place, or idea.

Virtual Field Trips are for anyone who wants to teach, learn, or explore! All you need is access to the Internet and a little coaching, which you’ll find below.


Association of College and Research Libraries (2016, January 11). Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. American Library Association.

Center for Strategic & International Studies. (2022, July 18). The Digital Learning Imperative. 

Hobbs, R. (2017). Create to learn: Introduction to digital literacy. Wiley Blackwell. (Available in SUNY Potsdam Library)

Pangrazio, L., Godhe, A. L., & González López Ledesma, A. (2020). What is digital literacy? A comparative review of publications across three language contexts. Sage, 17(6), 442-459.

Western Michigan University (2023, April 6). Integrating Library Resources into Elearning. Western Michigan University Libraries.

Combes, B. (2016). Information literacy.  [Infographic].


How did you do? Don’t worry if the information isn’t “sticking” yet. Learning is not a linear process, so feel free to go back and review the Information Literacy playlist and take check your knowledge again. You can also reach out through the contact form below and ask me any questions you have.

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Moving Forward

If you feel good about your Information Literacy, click the button on the RIGHT to more on and begin creating learning experiences for your child. If you’d like to check back in with the learning menu, click the button on the LEFT.

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