NPDL Citizenship

Leveraging Digital

"We all have an obligation as citizens of this earth to leave the world a healthier, cleaner, and better place for our children and future generations." Blyth Danner

Website: TESaustralia

iEarn

Explore TESaustralia to find a wide range of teaching resources based on the Australian Curriculum. Perform a search for citizenship resources.

Explore the website to find teaching resources based on the Australian Curriculum.

Consider the following:

  • What contacts are possible for you to establish?
  • What impacts impress you?

Website: iEarn

iEarn

Explore iEarn to find information on global projects. iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is the world's largest non-profit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world.

Explore the resources on the website.

Consider the following:

  • What resources can you find?
  • Visit the community pages. What issues are presented here?

Read: 21st-Century Projects Inspire Global Citizenship Plus Creativity

Access the article at Edutopia: 21st-Century Projects Inspire Global Citizenship Plus Creativity

For several years, Science teacher Leah Penniman's ninth-graders have been tackling engineering and environmental science projects that involve Haiti, where the teacher has family ties.

Explore the ideas presented in this article.

Consider the following:

  • Could some of the ideas presented in this article be applied to issues that are relevant to your students?
  • What projects are waiting to be discovered?
  • How could you approach these?

Read: Networking Young Citizens

ACER

Access the article at Edutopia: Networking Young Citizens

Research is exploring the ways in which the social web might support engagement in learning and the civic participation of young people. The research identifies the three key drivers supporting student learning about engagement:

  • The contribution of Web 2.0 technologies and social media in student learning and engagement
  • Could this be easily implemented in your school?
  • What adaptations could you make to use some of these ideas with students in your classroom?

Explore the ideas presented in this article.

Consider the following:

  • What are your thoughts and opinions on using social media to engage students in civic socialisation activities?
  • What projects are waiting to be discovered?
  • How could you approach these?

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