The goals of the workshop were to teach the topic of climate change to 8th graders and develop their digital skills. A third goal was that the students in the 8th grade develop themselves digital teaching material about climate change. The pedagogical approach in our workshop was flipped learning. The workshop was part of the larger Climate change project (‘theme days’) for all 8th graders in the school.
Thus, the 8th graders had a task to teach climate change topics for 4th graders with digital means. The workshop lasted three days, during which the students designed and created, e.g., digital games, memes, cartoons, crossword puzzles, quizzes, classification tasks and videos about climate change.
The digital teaching material was liked in our partner school and they planned to use it in the future in climate change lessons.
Digital learning, Digital teaching, Flipped learning, Climate change
The goals of the workshop were to teach the topic of climate change to 8th graders and develop their skills of online inquiry.The students made presentations of climate change to different target groups. The workshop was part of the larger Climate change project (‘theme days’) for all 8th graders. The workshop lasted three days, during which the students learned methods for online inquiry, how to be critical to the data in the Internet and search for suitable data to their target group (e.g. pre-school children, other students in the lower secondary school, parents and the local people in the suburb area). The students designed and created presentations, such as videos, articles to the local magazine and a speech to the school radio. All the presentations were published after the workshop.
digital literacies, climate change, online inquiry, data search
Finnish language and literature, multidisciplinary
This project on food surplus was carried out in October 2020 with eighth-grade students in Finland. In total eight Finnish teachers participated in the planning and implementation of this theme week and two teachers planned this workshop on food surplus. The preliminary planning of this project took about three days and the last day of this theme week was used for evaluation and reporting of the workshops.
The aim of this project was to learn about climate change with different themes. Other goals for this project were learning about different digital text types and creating them.
The eighth-grade students of a Finnish lower secondary school were divided into groups of about 10 students and they worked together in a two-day workshop with the direction of two teachers.
The outcome of this project were different multimodal presentations made by the students.
This website created by Common Sense organisation contains a range of resources for teaching digital citizenship to students of a range of ages and levels. The resources are organised based on the following educational levels:
The resources range from videos, to presentation slides, customisable resources as well as bilingual material. So if you are a teacher or parent you can explore the various resources to see what is relevant for your students or children’s needs.
The toolkit aims to support younger children as well as older children and teens with developing digital resilience. Digital resilience refers to the ability to cope with whatever situations they face when they go online.
There are different resources available such as videos and downloadable PFDs that offer parents and teachers practical information and tips regarding supporting children and young people with developing digital resilience.