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Title: Digital Citizenship----becoming digitally responsible


Summary

This project aims at equipping Digital Natives of 21st Century to gain knowledge and develop skills to use the digital technologies responsibly and confidently for effective communication with the global community. 

 


Description

The project aims to provide a platform for the digital natives to share ideas and engage in discussions to understand the issues related to the use of latest digital technologies to jointly find possible solutions which will enhance positive engagement leading to creation of meaningful digital content.

 This project will  help native digital users to become aware of their rights and responsibilities.   Students will understand the term ‘Digital Citizenship’ and what it means in their context. They will learn Digital etiquettes, make conscious efforts to practice and share these with  friends and family. They will become aware of e-safety by learning about common web threats such as computer viruses (spyware, malware, adware, phishing, & pharming) and web issues such as copy right laws, cyber bullying, and plagiarism.


Facilitators

  • Nudrat Rahman, United Arab Emirates

Languages

English

Student Age Levels

5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary)

Dates

Sep 01 2019 - May 01 2020

Possible classroom activities

The project begins by analyzing personal practice, sharing online experiences amongst themselves and with their partner schools. Online search, interviews of digital users using video/audio files, word documents, mobile messages, e-mails, Skype, face book etc. Pupils will interpret and analyze the collected data to see online patterns/trends in different cultural and regional settings.
They will then hold classroom discussions to develop a list of digital etiquettes and e-safety rules to be shared with their partners. They will develop a list of common threats and how to protect themselves from these threats. They will then plan strategies to design and conduct an awareness campaign Digital Citizenship –becoming digitally responsible. They will exchange campaign ideas with the partner school before conducting it in their respective schools involving both the students and the community. Both the schools will take feedback from students and parents to be shared with each other after the campaign to reflect on lessons learnt and to develop future action plans.


Expected outcomes

Blog posts, video/audio files, email exchanges, planning sheets, posters, and presentations for the campaign. Documentation of entire project in the form of power point/video


Group contributions to others and/or the planet:

Developing an understanding of online issues in cultural & regional contexts to spread awareness among youth to take responsibility of their actions. To strengthen ties between partner schools thus promoting the spirit of collaboration, tolerance, acceptance, empathy , community service and global citizenship.

The project activities will help the youth of partner school collaborate and communicate together to develop common understanding of global issues to help achieve the following SDG's;
1. Ensure healthy lives and promote well being for all at all ages
2. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
3. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development by strengthening global partnerships.


Curriculum area

English 

Computing 

Computer Science 

PSHEE 

Moral Education 


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