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Ensure your students stay safe online
Jacaranda Digital Citizenship powered by CyberPass is an online digital citizenship education tool that provides Years 6-8 students with the skills and knowledge to participate responsibly and safely in a digitally-enabled world.
Accredited by the Australian Children’s eSafety Commissioner, Jacaranda Digital Citizenship covers all areas of digital and media literacy as required by the curriculum, from cyber safety and cyber bullying, to researching, communicating, socialising and purchasing online.
Immediate feedback and visibility into performance provide students, teachers and schools leaders with insights into potential knowledge gaps
Addresses ICT capability competencies as required by curriculum, from cyber safety and cyber bullying, to broader issues related to overall digital citizenship
Includes a variety of award-winning education resources (games, interactives, videos and checklists) and scenario-based questions
Enables students to easily and independently complete the program, inside or outside regular classroom hours, with minimal teacher involvement
Accessible anywhere, anytime and on any device from the secure JacarandaPLUS online portal; option to provide a login to parents
Delivers personalised learning to students based on identified gaps in knowledge and skills
Enhance your brand and ensure student safety online, efficiently and effectively
Help your students become savvy digital citizens, efficiently and effectively, so you can focus on your own learning area
Keep your child(ren) safe online
Digital citizenship (or digital literacy) education can be difficult to navigate for teachers and school leaders. The requirements can be ambiguous and varied so it’s not always clear what competencies students need to develop and how they should be addressed.
For example, let’s compare the Australian Curriculum, Victorian Curriculum and NSW Australian curriculum. All include technology or ICT as a separate learning area, however, they differ in terms of their treatment as a general capability or skill that students are expected to develop across the learning areas.
Select a tab below to see how your curriculum treats the ICT capability.
In the Australian Curriculum (and formerly AusVELS), ICT is specifically called out as one of the seven General Capabilities that all students must learn. Teachers are expected to teach and assess general capabilities to the extent that they are incorporated within learning area content.
The ICT Capability incorporates five interrelated elements in the learning continuum: applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT; investigating with ICT; creating with ICT, communicating with ICT and managing and operating with ICT.
Compared to the Australian Curriculum, the Victorian Curriculum F-10 is much more general in its direction. ICT is no longer a General Capability. Rather, these skills are either specifically embedded in the content descriptions of Mathematics, Media Arts, Geography, English and Digital Technologies, or schools have the flexibility to determine how these skills will be used in their teaching and learning programs for other curriculum areas.
The NSW Australian curriculum echoes the need to integrate ICT across the curriculum but more clearly explains how teachers are expected to achieve this in their teaching and learning. For example, the syllabuses outline opportunities for students to locate, access and verify the integrity of data and information when investigating and researching, manage and operate ICT ethically and appropriately to investigate, create and communicate and evaluate interactions within a digital environment.
Still, no matter the curriculum, it’s clear that the requirements are open to interpretation by individual teachers. How can schools ensure that students are learning what they need in order to become proficient with ICT?
Jacaranda makes it easy. Jacaranda Digital Citizenship powered by CyberPass is very specific and deliberate in its coverage of the core elements of the ICT capability and addresses the following skills and knowledge that are applicable across all learning areas in each curriculum:
Once a student has completed the course, teachers and school leaders can have confidence that they have not only fulfilled their duty of care to keep them safe, but satisfied the curriculum requirements as well.
According to the Australian Government, Australian schools, families and communities all have a responsibility to provide safe online environments and teach children how to use technology in positive and productive ways.
In the Australian Curriculum, ICT capability is one of the general capabilities that must be addressed through all learning areas. Teachers are expected to teach and assess general capabilities to the extent that they are incorporated within each learning area.
In the Victorian Curriculum, the ICT general capability skills are either specifically embedded in select content descriptions (Mathematics, Media Arts, Geography, English and Digital Technologies) or schools have the flexibility to determine how these skills will be used in their teaching and learning programs for other curriculum areas.
In the NSW curriculum, teachers are expected to teach students “to use ICT strategically to optimise their learning and promote opportunities through connectedness and digital media.” Teachers have flexibility when determining how to apply ICT in their classroom.
Jacaranda Digital Citizenship powered by CyberPass is available to schools only. The cost is $10 per student via institutional license.
Per student via institutional license