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Digital Citizenship Week – 16 to 22 Oct 16

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Digital Citizenship WeekDigital Citizenship Week is coming soon, between 16 and 22 October 2016. There are some new activities on offer to celebrate the event and many old ones relisted too!

Common Sense Media has three ideas it is sharing for Digital Citizenship Week, visit their page to find out more. Their activities are listed as:

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Scratch Halloween Game

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start-gameThe Scratch Halloween game is a great way to get children involved in developing, rehearsing or updating their coding skills!

With Halloween fast approaching, this is a fun seasonal game that has been created using the Scratch application. If your school does not already use Scratch, it is freely downloadable from here. From the opening screen you click ...

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eCadets Kids – Keeping Kids Safe Online

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eCadets Kids keeping kids safe onlineThe eCadets resource offers a set of challenges to complete to improve the children’s knowledge of online safety.

“Nominet award winning eSafety scheme. The UK’s 1st structured peer empowerment scheme which trains and supports pupils to be the next generation of school eSafety leaders.”(eCadets Scheme)

NB This is a resource which  has to be purchased.

Ofsted says that eCadets ...

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Pokémon Go for Parents and Teachers

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Pokémon Go for Parents and TeachersPokémon Go for Parents and Teachers is a set of links to help adults understand problems that may arise with the game.

 

The video below demonstrates what Pokémon Go is for anyone who has not seen it already. It is easy to see how there could be problems just from seeing the game play video. The game ...

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Digital Skills in the Primary Classroom

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1955852Learning digital skills in the primary classroom plays an increasingly important role in the development of children’s lives.

It is estimated that children spend seven hours each day in front of the screen; more time than either being at school or being with their parents! Therefore, they do need to develop a really good understanding of digital literacy at a fairly young age.

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