All Aboard HE
Are you keen to improve your digital knowledge, skills or confidence? If so, we’d love to help. All Aboard is a national project that aims to empower learners, teachers, and anyone who uses technology to support their work, their study, or other aspects of living in a digital age.
MySelfie and the Wider World: Lesson 1 – My Online World
This lesson will teach students how to reflect on their use of the internet and will help them consider the roles it plays in their lives.
MySelfie and the Wider World: Lesson 2 – What is Cyber Bullying
This lesson deals with exclusion as a form of bullying and gives pupils opportunities to empathise with victims and intervene in a positive and safe way.
MySelfie and the Wider World: Lesson 3 – How Bullying Feels
Online bullying can result in and be caused by strong emotions, this lesson gives students an opportunity to explore the emotions involved
MySelfie and the Wider World: Lesson 4 – You’ve been Framed
This lesson explores the topic of digital photo sharing and will help students to become more responsible in their photo sharing practices.
MySelfie and the Wider World: Lesson 5 – #Up2Us
In this lesson students will be given an opportunity to devise guidelines for taking and sharing photos online and for better internet and technology use in general.
Lesson 1 – The law on sharing intimate content
After this lesson students will be able to determine when the exchange of intimate content online is illegal and will begin to consider the steps that can be taken when the exchange of intimate content online causes harm.
Lesson 2 – When online sharing goes wrong
This lesson gives students an opportunity to explore the emotions involved in incidents of non consensual sharing of intimate content and to develop strategies for coping effectively and compassionately.
Lesson 3: Victim Blaming
This lesson gives students an opportunity to explore the issue of victim blaming, which can often arise when incidents of non-consensual sharing have occurred.
Lesson 4: Peer pressure and non-consenual sharing
After this lesson students will have debated how peer pressure can contribute to the prevalence of non-consensual sharing of intimate content and a culture of victim blaming.
Lesson 5: The influence of media and gender stereotypes
Non-consensual sharing and subsequent victim blaming can be as a result of a number of harmful gender stereotypes, media influences and peer pressure. This lesson gives students an opportunity to analyse these influences, pressures and stereotypes and to develop strategies for promoting a culture of greater respect in online communications.
Lesson 6: Getting help when your digital content seems to last forever
Exploring the persistent nature of digital content will help students to become more responsible in their sexting and photo sharing practices.
The Webwise Primary School Programme is for primary school teachers who wish to introduce internet safety into SPHE. The resources teaches kids the skills needed for surfing the web.
This resource has been specifically designed for teachers of Junior Certificate CSPE who wish to explore the issue of online privacy in the context of online rights and responsibilities.
5 Ways to protect your profile
Stephen and Bláthnaid from RTÉ’s Two Tube have 5 quick steps to protect your social media profile. This video can be used in the classroom to lead a discussion on using social media safely.
Activity 7 – When photos go viral
Play the short cartoon, The Photo, to show how photo sharing can quickly get out of hand. Then have students use calculators or a pen and paper to complete the Going Viral worksheet. This activity shows how, within minutes, a photo can be shared with thousands of people online.
This is NALA’s interactive web site to help people improve their reading, writing and numbers skills online. The content is pitched at FETAC Level 2 and Level 3. Users can study at the own pace and in their own time to improve their skills or get a national qualification.
Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Code.org®’s vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.
Digital Media Literacy
Through studying this digital media literacy short course, students will learn to use digital technology to engage in self-directed enquiry, to discriminate between multiple sources of information and to participate safely and effectively in an online environment.
Through gaining an understanding of how digital systems work students will build up a bank of knowledge for use in the creation of their own programs. Samples of student work, demonstrating the approaches taken will become available over time.
Help My Kid Learn
This website highlights the way people of all ages learn as part of their everyday lives and especially the positive things that children learn at home from their families.
Free tutorials from Google on everything from your website to online marketing and beyond. Choose the topics you want to learn, or complete the whole online course for a certification from Google and IAB Europe.
Scoilnet.ie has been developed as a support for teachers at both primary and post-primary levels and, as of 2014, provides teachers with the option to share and upload their own teaching and learning resources.
Webwise is the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre. It provides teaching resources and advice on internet safety topics, including cyberbullying, social media and privacy.
Making Ireland Click
Search for help with living and working in today’s digital Ireland. Teach yourself internet skills, or attend a training course. Find out what support is available for older people, teachers and parents, communities and businesses in Ireland.
Introducing social media into the classroom
Emily Lynch, Webwise, PDST Technology in Education, outlines how to prepare for using social media in the classroom. She discusses the relevent policies, who should be involved in the process and ideas around best practice.