SHORT TERM EXCHANGE OF STUDENTS LTTA C6 LITHUANIA
“The EU digital citizenship”
- conduct surveys and questionnaires
- filmed interviews
The aim of this LTTA was to contribute to reshaping the role that education plays in enabling all children to acquire the competences they need as digital citizens to participate actively and responsibly in democratic society, whether offline or online. It provided information and knowledge, in form of presentations and videos made by students, about Digital Citizenship Education, encouraged discussion and experience sharing among students. Students wrote an E-book with their digital skills about cultural heritage. It was also published as a real paper book. This was the most important activity of C6. The students used digital skills, which as well as digital literacy activities, enabled them to become critical thinkers, who actively analysed, evaluated and created media messages, and acted responsibly in an online environment.
Digital tools were used to communicate, to create a small “community” between partners and to learn lots about their culture and values through digital tools. These activities widened students’ world and showed that their voices matter and doing so in a safe and effective way. C6 activities empowered
learners to become creators rather than just consumers of technologies.
Working together promoted an open-minded attitude. Getting to know other cultures and way of life showed that differences can be appreciated as a cultural enrichment. English was used for all written and oral contacts.
Teachers helped students to grow-up online by using eSafety resources with the C6 project activities. Digital access not only exposed young people to possible risk but also enhances their digital literacy and safety skills. We implemented specific strategies to ensure children’s rights to protection, without curtailing their rights.
- A safer online environment: Better Internet for students
- Combat bullying through online and offline interactions
- Foster confidence in behaviour changes through serious games
- Foster critical thinking for digital citizens
- Managing internet and mobile phone use (Family internet management tool)
Through activities, teachers and students developed new digital skills and 21st century learning capabilities. Through the exchange of ideas, they learned how to apply them within an environment that encourages understanding, openness and collaboration across all the different countries and cultures. The activities themselves, provided a way for the teachers and students to actively engage and participate in complex issues that affect us all – the environment, migration, democracy and inclusion in the digital world. The activities engaged in developing students’ competences by giving them an active central role in their learning through a wide range of activities where they had to reflect, share, vote and debate with peers in international teams and drew their own conclusions in order to develop awareness of the skills needed to become ready to face the challenges of the 21st century. Students used ICT towards collaborative learning. The in such different partner countries. The activities included a distinct activity called “Mission 2 – Be a digital citizen” which aimed to make students’ reflect on their behaviour with digital tools and become responsible digital citizens, creating a final handbook out of all the contributions: “How to be a responsible Digital Citizen”. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. The students learned so much by digital presentation of culture, region, country, school, religion and all aspects of everyday life. The project used many digital
means of e-presentation and gave us a conceptual picture of different societies. Digitally they became aware of developing active e-citizenship through project activities and gained experience in building up e-democracy in such different partner countries. The activities helped to develop the students´ self-realization, their social competence via cultural exchange.
C6 PRESENTATIONS 1 dalis .zip
C6 PRESENTATIONS 2 dalis .zip