Digital Identity in a Digital World

Project Title: Digital Identity in a Digital World
For this project I intend to use a variety of tools including:
The digital storytelling project will be designed for year five and six students at Aitken Creek Primary School participating in a Challenge Based Learning unit surrounding Identity. 
Safe and responsible use of digital technologies is important in order to allow students to gain an understanding of the behaviours and processes which will help them to act in a safe and responsible manner online. Digital identity is increasingly important for students to understand in order to protect them from potential risks. With the use of social media and mobile devices students are using more and more digital technologies to research, gather information, learn, play and communicate. The idea of leaving a digital footprint is one of the biggest challenges in helping students to gain a deep understanding of what it means to be a digital citizen, especially with younger students. The Australian Curriculum ICT General Capabilities identifies “Applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT” as an overarching element in the learning continuum.
Typically by the end of Year 6, students:
Recognise intellectual property
identify the legal obligations regarding the ownership and use of digital products and apply some referencing conventions
Apply digital information security practices
independently apply strategies for determining and protecting the security of digital information and assess the risks associated with online environments
Apply personal security protocols
identify the risks to identity, privacy and emotional safety for themselves when using ICT and apply generally accepted social protocols when sharing information in online environments, taking into account different social and cultural contexts
Identify the impacts of ICT in society
explain the main uses of ICT at school, home and in the local community, and recognise its potential positive and negative impacts on their lives

1 Comment

  1. Sounds like a great project and one that other librarians and digital literacy coaches would be interested in.


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