“Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students for a society full of technology.”

In the 21st century, the use of technology and being online are a way of life. That is why, being good digital citizens and coaching students to model good digital citizenship and safe online behaviour, takes on greater importance.

So, in celebration of Safer Internet Day 2017, TeacherIn is proud to bring you a Professional Development course, plus a range of exciting resources and lesson plans, from Microsoft to you!

First though, let us tell you a little bit about the Microsoft Educator Community. It is 100% free for you to join this online community where you can connect and collaborate, find training and lessons, and earn badges and certificates on this personalised hub created for educators like you!

Jaime from the team at TeacherIn will be bringing you a range of extended and exciting Microsoft in Education Trainings via Open Learning later on down the track too, so treat this one like a little taster session of what’s to come!

By completing this course, you will:

  • learn how Microsoft technology can help teach students to stay safe inside the classroom and out.
  • teach students about both the benefits and risks of the online world and help students stay safer there
  • become a confident “Digital Citizenship Champion” in their community

This course is worth 500 points with a badge up for grabs which you can proudly display on your profile and the best part – this course only takes 30 minutes!

Let’s Get Started!

Access the course by clicking here!

Follow these simple steps below:

  1. Login or sign up (it’s free and so simple!)
  2. Read through the learning intentions and watch the accompanying video ‘Microsoft Digital Citizenship Toolkit for Educators’
  3. Identify the Three Pillars of Digital Citizenship and what each of them means
  4. Open and read through the Digital Citizenship Educator Toolkit OneNote document (so many great lessons and resources!!!)
  5. Pass the quiz with 80% or higher to earn your points, badge and certificate!

How to access your badge:

  1. Click on your avatar (yours will be a blank face until you change your picture) Mine looks like this:
  2. Click on ‘My profile’ and edit your avatar by uploading a picture of yourself
  3. Click on your avatar again, then ‘Edit profile’ – add your personal details
  4. Click ‘Acheivements’ to see the badges, points and certificates you have earned. Congratulations!

If your badge has not yet loaded, leave it for 5-10 minutes and refresh the page. The Microsoft Education Community is a great place to keep track of all of your trianing, professional learning and learning and they look great on your CV! Have fun exploring too, there are so many other courses and resources for you to access for free!

And be sure to keep an eye on your emails – Jaime from the TeacherIn team will be taking you through a range of exciting courses where you can earn more points, badges and certificates!

Having trouble accessing the course or seeing your badges? Email info@teacherin.co.uk for support.

More Safer Internet Day Resources with Microsoft

But wait, there’s more!! Courses created by teachers for teachers! Check out these amazing lesson plans and adapt them to suit your needs!