Edtech TA Library

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The aim of the CREATE Edtech Technical Assistance (TA) Library is to provide guidance to practitioners and adult education leaders on integrating or advancing instruction through edtech and other digital technology. Resources include technology integration and digital skills frameworks, technology adoption checklists, webinars highlighting promising resources and strategies, and technology enhanced lesson plans and guidance.

Each submitted resource has been evaluated by internal subject matter experts from World Education to determine their viability for inclusion, their alignment to one or more technical assistance categories (informed by prior research and the expertise represented in the CREATE Adult Skills Network), and their quality of content, structure, and guidance. The technical assistance categories in this library include:

  • Planning technology use;
  • Communicating with learners;
  • Managing content/instruction;
  • Determining instructional content;
  • Providing instruction through different modes; and
  • Assessment

You can locate resources through the categories or by keyword search.

We welcome feedback on our contributions, categorization, and tagging. To report a broken link for any of our resources, please click on the “submit feedback” button seen above and fill out the form.

Do consider nominating a technical assistance resource, by clicking on the "submit new resource" button seen above and fill out the form. Submissions are reviewed monthly and will be added to the library if approved.

Informational Material

This Google Form can be used to survey the digital literacy goals of students. This survey is based on the Digital Skills Sets for Diverse Learners frameworks from the Seattle Digital Equity Initiative. This form is one step in creating a Digital Literacy Action Plan (DLAP). See the whole process of developing a DLAP here: https://wakelet.com/wake/oE8aSwlIj5IskWqbMqnug

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Informational Material

One component of the learner experience includes an understanding of their digital skills and access needs. These surveys were designed by the YWCA National Capital Area program to engage and process new learners during the intake process. All of the surveys are openly available and can be adapted for your programming: Distance Learning Technology Access Survey, Online Learning Readiness Survey, and Motivation Inventory.

2021
Blog
Instructional Material

The goals for adult learning include being able to use literacy, numeracy, problem solving, communication, and digital skills effectively across contexts. Understanding the Learner Factors and strategies that impact adult literacies and how they connect to each other can help you build tools and lessons that support all learners. Learners thrive when their experience is personal and meaningful. This free tool helps you find research-based strategies that support the whole learner so you can create better learning experiences today.

Directory
Instructional Material

The Digital Access and Resilience in Texas (DART) curriculum integrates beginning English language learning with foundational digital skills. The curriculum is intended to supplement existing English language instruction in lower-level adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. DART is an adaptation of the A-OK To Access curriculum developed for Tyson by the same authors.

The DART curriculum provides the foundation that lower-level English language learners need to recognize and type the wide variety of characters required for most online passwords. The curriculum focuses on teaching students the skills necessary to accomplish eight major "milestones" on the way to successfully creating and logging in and out of an online account.

2023
Curriculum
Instructional Material

Guest presenter, Charlotte Parliament, Literacy and Essential Skills Program Coordinator at Simcoe County District School Board, shares how she uses Google Apps, such as Google Sites, Forms, Sheets and Docs, to set up and manage intake, as well as digital skills and learning styles assessments online.

2017
Webinar
Informational Material

This publication shares findings from the Digital Resilience in the American Workforce (DRAW) initiative landscape scan and responds to questions raised in interviews with learners and practitioners about how educators can best support adult learners in developing the digital skills required to secure a better future for themselves.

2022
Publication
Instructional Material

How have programs empowered staff to move forward on their digital literacy journeys, equipping them with the skills and confidence to guide their students along their own paths? In this webinar, explore a range of strategies aimed at extending support for instructors and other staff members who are building key digital skills: creating a professional development plan, pairing with mentors, engaging with free interactive online lessons, and more. You will see examples of tools you can use or modify to align with your curriculum and match to the levels of your staff and student digital literacy skills.

2020
Webinar
Informational Material

The Digital Resilience in the American Workforce (DRAW) Project published a series of blogs that consider four areas: Putting Digital Literacy and Digital Resilience into Frame, Digital Digest; The Digital Skills Library, Advancing Access and Digital Equity; Challenges and Solutions, and Digital Digest; and Selecting an Assessment for Digital Literacy. Each blog addresses the question outlined and provides resources to support the challenge.

2022
Blog
Instructional Material

This Wakelet collection includes an overview of the Digital Literacy Action Plan, an approach to differentiating digital skills instruction and promoting learner agency. The collection has a link to an article that describes the approach, along with a survey, template, and other resources to support its implementation.

2022
Guide
Informational Material

Adult education leaders must look critically at the digital skills of their workforce and invest in effective professional development (PD) practices that enable practitioners to build their own digital resilience so that they have the capacity to integrate digital skills instruction in content. Research supports the need of adult educators to have strong digital literacy skills, an understanding of how digital platforms work, and the ability to effectively integrate technology in teaching and learning.

Publication
Instructional Material

Do you find it challenging to figure out how to build digital skills into the flow of your class? You are not alone! This workshop covers tools that teachers and advisors can use for common instructional and assessment activities. You will explore the EdTech Integration Strategy Toolkit which is designed to help you find strategies, resources, and activities to support meaningful edtech integration and digital skill development.

2023
Webinar
Instructional Material

This tool is designed to help practitioners and programs define the digital skills required for diverse learner types to help inform the design of their digital literacy programming. These checklists draw from Digital skill sets for diverse users report from the University of Washington Technology and Social Change Group in partnership with the Seattle Digital Equity Initiative.

2022
Guide