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Digital citizenship: Digital literacy and beyond

Explore the skills, knowledge and understanding needed in working with digital technologies, addressing objectives from the new computing curriculum. This comprehensive course will look at key areas comprising digital citizenship including: digital literacy; issues of privacy and security; internet safety; digital footprint and online identity and creative credit. Through active participation, and using resources from Discovery Education Espresso alongside freely available web resources, participants will look at what this means for educators and how this applies to the classroom of 21st century learners.

Duration options: 3 hours or 6 hours

6 hour course

Goals:

  • To explore the skills, knowledge and understanding needed in working with digital technologies
  • To familiarise participants with the concept of digital citizenship what this means for 21st century learners
  • To provide the opportunity for active participation when exploring issues including digital literacy; issues of privacy and security; internet safety; digital footprint and online identity and creative credit
  • To provide opportunities for exploration into how digital citizenship can be applied to the 21st century classroom, using Discovery Education Espresso alongside freely available web resources

Outcomes:

  • An awareness of what is needed in terms of skills, knowledge and understanding when working with digital technologies
  • An understanding of what it means to teach and learn digital citizenship
  • An understanding of the components of digital literacy and the importance of this in schools for 21st century learners
  • Confidence to incorporate digital literacy to the 21st century classroom and utilize the resources in Discovery Education Espresso as well as freely available web resources

Audience:

Whole staff; Key stage grouping; phase grouping; year grouping; NQTs; middle management; Teaching assistants/support staff

3 hour course

Goals:

  • To look at the concept of digital citizenship what this means for 21st century learners
  • To explore the impact of issues on the 21st century classroom, including digital literacy; issues of privacy and security; internet safety; digital footprint and online identity and creative credit

Outcomes:

  • An awareness of what it means to teach and learn digital citizenship
  • An understanding of the issues that digital citizenship encompasses and the application of these to the 21st century classroom

Audience:

Whole staff; Key stage grouping; phase grouping; year grouping; NQTs; middle management; Teaching assistants/support staff