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Digital literacy, competency and CPD

We cannot assume that everyone working in our school has basic digital literacy and competency. Osi Ejiofor considers how schools can develop digital literacy skills through self-directed CPD and offers a free, downloadable digital literacy audit tool

Those of us who have been in education for long enough will remember the transition from hand-written planning, filed neatly within punch pockets in a lever-arch folder, to using a word processor to plan, saving it on multiple locations on the school system.

Those who were not digitally literate voiced their opinions and some held on to their methods of planning for as long as they could, despite the changing landscape.

From notices on the whiteboard in the staffroom to email notices, from hand-written end-of-year reports to word-processed reports, from paper letters home to parental emails, the landscape has continued to change and this of course reached a peak during the pandemic. This leads me to ask some basic questions:

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