FCL course: Digital citizenship for the future classroom


24/11/2017

How children behave on the internet? Among the modern educational challenges, the importance of eSafety and digital citizenship for schools is a topic of heavy debate. Therefore, it is essential that schools find interesting and engaging ways in which to deliver what can be repetitive but vital information to students of all ages.

The Future Classroom Lab course "Digital citizenship for the future classroom" held on 6-10 November 2017 in Brussels, led the participants to develop their own ideas about developing the digital skills of the students in an engaging way and helped work on their own and their students' personal safety proactively.

The Digital Citizenship team along with the Future Classroom Lab team handled the digital citizen as an observer, as a consumer, as a networker, as a producer and as a creator. Participants learned ways to develop critical thinking when searching for information and when using social media and realized the cost of their data and anonymity when comes to free resources. They explored collaborative, coding and digital storytelling tools and blogs that can be used in the classrooms to enhance excitement and creativity. Gamification methods and design thinking as a method to solve problems were debated and our online behavior, including our online reputation and responsibility, was examined. Online well-being is part our general well-being so the participants were introduced to the hate speech online and they explored ways to work on online safety with a whole school approach.

Overall, Digital citizenship for the future classroom, proved to be a very successful course that brought 45 people from 13 countries together in Brussels for a full week dedicated to digital skills and eSafety.

Interested to join a course in the Future Classroom Lab? See the course offers here! The full training programme for 2018 has been published.