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M08
Award for Digital Citizenship and Digital Tools for Education

MQF Level: 5

ECTS Value: 2 ECTS

Duration: 4 Sessions

Contact Hours: 8

Practice Hours: 30

Self Study Hours: 30

Assessment Hours: 14

 

Course Description

This module aims to help educators introduce students to some digital citizenship values whilst enhancing their digital skills through some Web 2.0 tools that can be easily integrated into their schemes of work for the subjects taught. This module is intended to describe the role of Digital Citizenship and Digital Skills in today’s educational practices and illustrates particular digital tools that can be used as a valuable resource within the teaching practice. The module will discuss, plan and implement a cross-curricular approach to integrate Digital Citizenship and Digital Skills within the current educational framework and own current practice.

Entry Requirements

Applicants interested in following this programme are to have a basic level of computer knowledge and use of Internet.

Overall Objectives and Outcomes


By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

Competences

a) Carry out tasks on tools such as Padlet, to show the ability to use digital tools in a classroom and ways of integrating digital citizenship within the current educational framework;
b) Manage digital tools such as Instagrok, WordPress, Storybird, Joomeg and Book Creator;
c) Create assessment processes for particular tasks through tools such as Kahoot, Plickers, Socrative and Zaption;
d) Collaborate with other educators to ensure that the learners will be actively involved through channels such as e-twinning, the course Padlet wall or a new personal Padlet wall.

Knowledge 

a) The importance of digital citizenship and skills in today’s world and its relevance in our educational context;
b) The practical use of digital tools such as Padlet, Instagrok, WordPress, Storybird, Kahoot and Plickers within the classroom;
c) The strengths and weaknesses of using such digital tools in the classroom;
d) The effective use and management of such tools within the educators’ current practice.

Skills

a) Practice using new digital tools presented during the module with colleagues;
b) Demonstrate good usage of such educational digital tools for alignment purposes within teaching, learning and assessment;
c) Plan a strategy to integrate digital citizenship and skills within the current system.

Mode of Delivery

This module is delivered through face-to-face lectures, workshops and learning activities. Information related to the structure and delivery of the module may be accessed through the IfE Portal. For further details, kindly refer to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy and Procedures found on the Institute for Education’s website.

Assessment Methods

This programme adopts continuous and summative methods of assessment including assignments, online tasks, reflective journals, projects and video presentations. For further details, kindly refer to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy and Procedures.

Certification

Upon successful completion of this module, course participants will be conferred an accredited certification.

Further Learning Opportunities and Career Progression

Upon successful completion of this module, course participants may use certification conferred to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for accredited programmes. Teachers may also use this certification in their application for accelerated progression.  

Suggested Readings

Digital Resources

a. http://edu.symbaloo.com/shared/AAAAAoBbsWwAA41_HJ4toA==
b. https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/web/portal/home
c. https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/web/malta/profile
d. http://www.schrockguide.net/
e. http://www.schrockguide.net/online-tools.html
f. http://www.schrockguide.net/online-student-collaboration.html
g. http://www.schrockguide.net/bloomin-apps.html
h. http://www.uq.edu.au/teach/social-media-tools/docs/tipsheet-padlet.pdf
i. http://web20guru.wikispaces.com/Tools+By+Subject
j. https://s3.amazonaws.com/edtech-production/reports/Teachers-Know-Best-2.0.pdf
k. http://classroom21.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Padlet

 

Reading List

1. Boss, S. & Krauss, J. (2007). Reinventing project-based learning. Eugene, Or.: International Society for Technology in Education.
2. Lesson Plan ideas for digital citizenship: https://www.google.com/intl/en-us/insidesearch/searcheducation/lessons.html

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