|Sumár projektu:||In the last few years, the world of education especially in the secondary level, is experiencing a revolution due to the impact that internet and electronic devices have had in our lives. Digital technology has had a huge impact in business, education and culture. As schools, we should ensure that our students understand and engage with digital skills, as it is vital for job creation, innovation, competitiveness and economic growth.
During the next two years, we will work on the topic of Digital Literacy. Although the digital skills are started to be introduced in our national curriculums, the truth is that there are not many comprehensive curricula available, and teachers have to pick and mix from different sources and providers and adapt them to their own syllabuses. With our project, we will develop our own "Citizen 3.0 Digital Citizenship Curriculum for Secondary Education” based on lesson plans which will be created in and tested during our project and implemented in our schools as a direct impact of our project. The curriculum will be available not only for teachers within our institutions but open to the national and international educational sector both in English and in our national languages.
We will analyse how to access online information from all different sources, potential risks (cyberbullying, online predators, inappropriate information, addiction, damaged reputation), security on the web, etc. and how to use information from a legal point of view, avoiding plagiarism and teaching our students how to produce original and well-documented final products. This will empower and give them tools to get jobs easier in their own or other European countries. In short, we will all develop our “Digital citizenship” in a way which will help students and teachers alike learn to live in this new era.
Through the development of the project we also want to improve the digital competence of teachers by analysing, testing and mastering apps, resources, techniques and methodologies to implement ICTs in the classroom. Although there are still some teachers who do not take this issue seriously, the fact is that or teachers adopt their methodologies to this new reality or they will be lost in the binary world.
The project contemplates a great variety of activities that work on the subject of Digital Literacy, not only through the mentioned lessons plans, but also through fun activities in which students will have to use their digital skills to search information on webquests, perform a treasure hunt through QR codes in the local library, or participate in different competitions such as short films and raps to be worked in class.
The project is a multidisciplinary project as the activities and outputs are to be carried out by combining several schools subjects with a same objective. It is cross-curricular because its outcomes can be applied and worked from any of these school subjects and will benefit the expertise of the participants with an improvement of their digital literacy, communicative and interpersonal skills.
At the end of the project, 15000 students, teachers and parents will have benefited from it. Results and outcomes will have made them more aware about the use and misuse of the interent. Students and teachers will have acquired new competences through the participation in an European project with six different schools across Europe.|