Monthly Archives: November 2012
This new resource adds breadth to online safety education by including strands on Digital Citizenship and Information Literacy, the materials covering a young person’s journey from Foundation Stage right through to Key Stage 4 & 5.
Based on the hugely successful Common Sense Media scheme in the United States, it brings together a wide range of resources not only from that scheme but also the highly-regarded Australian ACMA Digital Literacy scheme and European/UK materials, all carefully mapped to a set of UK curriculum opportunities.
The content is media-rich, engaging, informative and challenging and includes:
- Long-term and medium-term planning schema matched to age and key stage
- Detailed, pragmatic lesson plans for the busy teacher and
- Video and whiteboard materials
- Printable student materials
- Parental letters & information packs linked to every lesson so families
understand their children’s progress
- Track student progression with “Digital Passport”, a unique, online tracking
and assessment dashboard
- iTunesU portal to distribute lesson materials to students’ own devices
This free scheme is a ready-made, robust solution for any school that wants to build resilience in it’s learners by developing an online safety programme that goes beyond a one-off assembly on e-safety. It has been designed to fit around existing curriculum and brings education around these “new literacies” bang up-to-date.
You can find the content at www.swgfl.org.uk/digitalliteracy available as individual PDF files or the whole scheme as a zipped download. If you have any queries about the scheme or would like to arrange training then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh, by the way … did I say it was FREE?