A Warmingham Digital Citizen

A Caring Christian Family Where We Grow Together
Let Your Light Shine ~ Matthew 5:16

Why is Digital Citizenship (Computing) Important?

Digital Citizenship prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology.   Pupils use computers to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination.   They learn how to employ computers to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures.   Increased capability in the use of computers promotes initiative and independent learning, with pupils being able to make informed judgements about when and where to use computers to best effect, and to consider its implications for home and work both now and in the future.

 

RCSAT’s Vision for Digital Citizenship - On completion of the Digital Citizenship curriculum our pupils will have:

  • Used a range of applications and devices with increasing confidence.
  • Developed practical skills in the use of information technology and the ability to use them to communicate ideas throughout the curriculum.
  • Considered the capabilities and limitations of information technology and the implications and consequences of its use.
  • Practical experience of coding and programming.
  • Experience of collecting, organising and manipulating data.
  • Understood how to connect with others safely and respectfully and the need to act within the law and with integrity.

 

Digital Citizenship at Warmingham

As Digital Citizens, we 'Let our lights shine by becoming - enthusiastic, curious, independent thinkers. Motivated, reflective and resilient learners. Tolerant and responsible citizens.

Computing is changing the lives of everyone. Through the teaching of Digital Citizenship we equip children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology.  We enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way.  Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners.

We teach the Digital Citizenship curriculum through a mixture of subject specific teaching and cross curricular approaches.  This allows the children to develop their skills in a meaningful and effective way.   As a small village primary school we are very fortunate to have a range of equipment available including a bank of laptops and iPads, as well as interactive whiteboards in each teaching area. In addition to computers, our curriculum incorporates a range of technologies including CD and video records, digital cameras and programmable toys.    Teachers plan the delivery of the computing curriculum carefully to enable children to select the best equipment and to use it effectively. 

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