Coming Soon, Summertime
Coming Soon, Summertime
03-07-23 to 20-07-23
20 hours (minimum 10 online)
Teachers of 1st to 6th class
Digital Citizenship is more than online safety. It is a way to help young people learn how to safely and responsibly navigate the online environment. It encompasses skills including, media literacy, creativity, wellbeing online, communication, inclusion, rights and responsibilities and others.
Drawing on lesson resources from Webwise (HTML Heroes, MySelfie and the Wider World) and the Council of Europe (All aboard for Digitown), as well as new videos showcasing teachers’ experiences of teaching digital citizenship, this online course will help you to both understand digital citizenship and show you how to teach and model digital citizenship in your classroom and your school.
Participants will be enabled to:
There are five modules in this course.
Participant requirements: A high standard of meaningful participant engagement on this course is required for successful completion. This involves joining in a range of online discussions, communicating with fellow participants and the etutor, as well as completing a number of tasks (e.g., a lesson outline, a reflective learning log and a Learning Record). Other detailed requirements are covered within the course.
Note also the Department of Education requirement that, where a participant has registered for more than one course (with any course provider), courses may only be completed consecutively rather than concurrently.
Device requirements: A laptop, desktop pc or tablet* with the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari installed. An inbuilt or separate microphone, or a smartphone, is required for recording audio for one assignment (only). A good broadband internet connection is essential.
*Most tablet devices work well with our course software but some older devices may not be compatible. Please do not use a smartphone to complete the course.
Software/Apps: While this course is free, the content includes examples of many apps and software titles for the purposes of illustration, some of which involve a cost.
Participants enrolling in this course are asked to commit to participating in a follow up (impact) survey and a short course for reflection and sharing in autumn, on “Using Digital Technologies in the Primary Classroom”. This will enable participants to reflect on their practice and share their experiences of implementing learning from the course in their own classrooms with other teachers who completed the summer course.
About 45 minutes of your time is all that is required for these two items.
A course certificate is provided upon completion of this course. This course is approved for EPV days.
“I found this course well balanced, highly engaging and a very good level of support. This has made my experience very enjoyable.”
“The design of the lessons and all their sections was very easy to navigate and they were attractive to click through. No module was over or underloaded with information and I found the tutors very supportive and engaging.”
“Fantastic to be able to access a free course of such high quality in an area that is so important in this day and age.”
“Got to interact with other teachers and read their views in the forum. Picked up great tips as a result.”
“It was easily accessible whether using an iPad or laptop. Easy to navigate and very interesting and engaging.”
All participants must accept our terms of service when first accessing our online courses learning platform, which cover key participant undertakings, obligations and code of conduct in relation to course engagement.
By enrolling in this course, you also accept the following:
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Participants must choose and enrol in only one of our summer courses.