Expectations for Students/Learning outcomes

Strand 1: My digital world

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. My digital life
  1. 1.1

    describe how they use digital technologies, communication tools and the internet in their lives

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  2. 1.2

    illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of using digital technologies, communication tools and the internet

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  3. 1.3

    debate the ethical and legal issues around downloading music and video content from the internet

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2. Respectful and responsible use
  1. 1.4

    demonstrate an understanding of respectful use of digital media texts including concepts of copyright, fair use, plagiarism and intellectual property ownership

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  2. 1.5

    discuss their personal safety concerns when using digital technologies, communication tools and the internet

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  3. 1.6

    create a charter of online rights and responsibilities for the class

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  4. 1.7

    describe appropriate responses to potentially harmful situations

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Strand 2: Following my interests online

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. What is digital content?
  1. 2.1

    analyse the characteristics of digital media texts which make them different from analogue media texts

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  2. 2.2

    demonstrate how digital media texts are published on the internet

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2. Searching and evaluating
  1. 2.3

    search the internet to gather information on a specific topic of interest

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  2. 2.4

    compare information from various sources in order to evaluate its reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, and timeliness

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3. Expressing through digital images
  1. 2.5

    create a digital image montage from images sourced online

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  2. 2.6

    present examples where image and video manipulation has been used in the media

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  3. 2.7

    represent information about a topic that is relevant to their lives in graphic format

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Strand 3: Checking the facts

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. Digital media formats
  1. 3.1

    analyse a piece of digital media text to identify the theme, purpose and audience

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  2. 3.2

    analyse how the choice of digital media format influences the kind of information accessed/transmitted

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  3. 3.3

    re-present a digital media text from one online format to another e.g. from video to blog

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2. Looking for bias
  1. 3.4

    act as a critical consumer by presenting digital media texts that highlight bias

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  2. 3.5

    research the ownership of major websites and its impact on access and choice

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3. The role of digital media in our society
  1. 3.6

    give examples of how digital media texts can support citizenship and inform decision-making

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  2. 3.7

    critique the role of digital technologies, communication tools, and the internet in a democratic society

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Strand 4: Publishing myself

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. Social media and me
  1. 4.1

    outline the opportunities and risks presented by young people’s use of social networks

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  2. 4.2

    document young people’s online rights – the right to information, free expression, protection of minors, and the role of parents, governments and civil society in enforcing their rights

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  3. 4.3

    discuss the concept of privacy and its application by young people on social networks

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  4. 4.4

    demonstrate how best to share personal information, express opinions, and emotions online in a responsible and respectful manner

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2. Following my passion
  1. 4.5

    publish an item online presenting their views on a subject or topic that is relevant to their lives

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  2. 4.6

    demonstrate an appropriate method for citing and referencing online-sourced material accurately

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  3. 4.7

    document the planning and research history of the published work

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