Digital Literacy Toolkit

Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning

The Digital Literacy Toolkit offers digital skills training materials designed for adult education classroom instruction.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Communication, Self-management, Navigating & Using Information, Digital Literacy

Learner resources

  • Digital skills building materials in downloadable Microsoft Word or Excel formats with hyperlinks to online resources
  • Student folders with chapter instructions and downloadable lessons and online resources for each of the digital library chapters: Computer Basics, Internet Basics & Cyber Safety, Introduction to Email, Introduction to Microsoft Word, Introduction to Excel, Online Job Search, and Resume Writing
  • Career Self-Assessment Activity, which has learners rate the importance of workplace values, interests, and personality as well as their technical and interpersonal skills
  • Activities, self-assessments, rubrics, and examples of online documents, such as resumes
  • Each module is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese

Instructor resources

  • Downloadable lesson plans
  • PowerPoint class presentation tools, student activity pages, and session surveys
  • Certificate templates for each unit
  • Teacher tips manuals, such as Tech Training Best Practices, Working with Lower Literacy Adults, and Library Resources for Tech Training
  • Promotional materials, such as flyers and Tips for Promoting Your Classes

Key Takeaways

  • Instructor-guided lessons cover basic digital literacy skills to more advanced skills, such as creating an Excel budget sheet.
  • Each of the seven modules can be taught as a stand-alone course and takes two to four hours to complete.
  • The resource pages link to online tutorials hosted by well-known organizations, such as Goodwill Community Foundation and Mousercise.
  • Although the materials were designed to be used in a face-to-face classroom or computer lab setting, instructors could adapt materials and PowerPoint presentations for remote instruction.
  • The lessons can be adapted to more beginning-level readers and/or English Language Learners.

The Digital Literacy Toolkit was designed for adult educators by the Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning at Texas A&M University. The toolkit was also published by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to its website in 2017. The toolkit was funded by a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.


Digital Literacy

Navigating & Using Information


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