- Do a Needs Assessment. You need to know your audience and what they need.
- Brainstorm widely – think big, then narrow.
- Develop Lesson Plans. We like to have options. Creating multiple approaches/activities for each learning outcome allows flexibility based on instructor / room / audience.
- Lean Start-Up Approach. We like develop quickly and revise based on feedback.
- Lesson Plan Template
- Feedback Form (Google Doc)
- To use this form at your institution: File –> Make a Copy (You must have a Google account)
- Lean Start-Up
There are many curriculum resources available to assist in developing your digital citizenship / literacy program. You may find the following useful – whether you use them “as is” or adapt the content to suit your own needs.
- Partnership for 21st Century Skills
- Resources for educators including a guides to “Implementing 21st Century Skills” and skill maps.
- Microsoft Digital Literacy
- Includes courses such as “Build Your First App” and “Computer Basics.” Great outline of courses includes learning outcomes.
- Common Sense Media
- Digital Literacy and Citizenship classroom curriculum includes K-12 curriculum with videos, toolkits and more.
- Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum
- 3 Classes: “Become an Online Sleuth,” “Manage Your Digital Footprint” and “Identify Tricks and Scams Online.”
- Google for Education: Tools
- Educator resources and tools including information to use Google Apps and educational sites such as “Internet 101,” “Security and Privacy Tools,” and “YouTube Safety Center.”
- Expansive resource collection, some content geared towards US audience.
- Centre for Literacy: Digital Literacy Links
- Theoretical Approaches, Assessment Tools, Policy Frameworks and more.
- Media Smarts
- Lessons, resources, digital and media outcomes by province & territory.
- Active Learning in Large Classes (University of Guelph)
- Think, Pair Share, Case Studies, Peer Evaluation, Role Play and more.
- Some Basic Active Learning Strategies (University of Minnesota)
- One Minute Paper, Problem-Based Learning, Shared Brainstorming and more.
- Includes: recommendations for making active learning work, scenarios, and more
- Active Learning Activities (University of Waterloo)
- Pro and con grid, debates and more.
- Teaching Tools: Active Learning Strategies (Mohawk College)
- Books, strategies and activities and more.
- Select a workshop theme you are interested in.
- Brainstorm using the Google Drawing links below.
- Brainstorm Options: