Creating and presenting ‘Global Digital Citizenship’ Keynote projects


Title

Global Digital Citizenship

Author

Laura Devaney

Name of school

St. Mark’s S.N.S.

Description

525 aged 8 - 13 high percentage of EAL children

Goals

The goal of this project was to allow the 6th class students to learn about being a good global digital citizen and create and present Keynote projects on this topic.

Methods

The children researched and read information online about the responsibilities of being a digital citizen. The teachers gave a brief outline of what was to be expected in each project. Titles, content and audio file guidelines were explained to the children. The teachers assisted the children with the audio file.

Materials

The materials used were Apple computers, Wifi and a projector.

Assessment

The children’s projects were peer assessed in the classroom. The children had to answer questions on each other’s projects.

The projects were also assessed by the class teacher and the ICT co- ordinator. The top 9 projects were then presented by the children to visiting Italian teachers.

ICT

The children were given freedom to complete the projects how they wished, as long as the brief guidelines were abided by.

Each child’s project was different based on their creativity.

eTwinning

The top 3 projects were emailed to the e-Twinning schools.

Mobility

Children took a central role in the creating and presenting of the projects with the teacher acting in a support role.

Stakeholders

Some children brought in USB keys to bring home their projects to show their parents.

Success

The children had ownership of their work. They had the opportunity to present it to peers and teachers. They learned about the important topic of being a good global digital citizen which is very relevant to them.

Head-teacher

Teachers

“The children learned about a brand new topic. At the end of the two weeks, they were so knowledgeable and hopefully will use this knowledge in their future lives.”

Pupils

“I loved that I could work on something I knew nothing about it. It was really interesting!”

Multimedia

Country

Ireland

Subject

Cross curricular

Age

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13