Who we are, and why we were involved
PLP allowed us to blend face-to-face and online
curriculum to connect small teams from 20-forward
thinking, independent and state/district schools from
around the globe to establish a powerful, ongoing
Explore issues around Digital Citizenship and develop an
integrated program for Year 7.
Better prepare our school to move forward in systemic
ways after the one-year commitment ends by laying the
groundwork for sustainable PLP project plans.
Left to Right
Anthony Rooskie, Fergus Stewart, Lee MacMaster, Gary Molloy, Judy O’Connell, Riccardo Bombardiere
What we launched
Digital Citizenship – Boys in Year 7 http://digital7.ning.com/
Digital Citizenship – Learning Together http://digitalsjc.ning.com/
Working with the parents – Ning, promotion, and parent
AFTER ONE DAY!
180 members, 86 blog posts, 12 videos
USING NETS STANDARDS
...to develop a comprehensive curriculum with a
program that addressed all key facets pertaining
to digital citizenship
What we achieved
Embedded into the curriculum – not an add on!
Our program is designed to work within a project-based, online
learning environment in afﬁliation with the subject of English.
Our Focus Areas
Introduction to Digital Citizenship.
What does our future hold for us online?
Digital Citizenship Rights and
What are my rights and responsibilities as
a digital citizen?
What is our Digital Citizenship charter?
Our Digital Footprint
Digital Footprints - the good, the bad and the ugly.
What can I Do to stop
What we incorporated
RSS feeds on digital issues
Writing and reﬂecting in their own blogs
What we learned individually,
collectively and as a team.
We learned how to engage our students with a Suite of
Web 2.0 tools, using them for planning, communication
and collaboration. This extended to Blogs, Wikis,
Slideshare, Flickr, UStream, Delicious, Twitter, Google
Docs, and Elluminate.
Now we can better inform teachers about 21st century
learning as an integrated approach to new pedagogies
for mulitimodal learning and teaching, or work to
develop intensively designed units of work that are
driven by the transformative potential of the web.
Gary – Team Leader
“The PLP Project team have been empowered to drive
change ensuring we adapt to the shifting learning
literacies that the 21st century demands and how
those literacies inform teacher practice.”
“The beneﬁciaries of our journey are our colleagues at
St. Joseph's College and the boys we educate. We
have had the opportunity to learn together as a team
and make decisions about the appropriateness of new
technologies and new ways of teaching and learning.
To open the ﬂoodgate to all that is new would be
disastrous - we must always select wisely and ensure
St. Joseph's College is a "workplace of learners"
ready and willing to meet the challenges of education
in the 21st Century.”
“The use of a variety of student-centred Web 2.0
connective tools such as weblogs, wikispaces and
other social networking multimedia, helps foster a
more collaborative learning approach amongst staff
“The integration of technology will only happen if a
teacher decides that they are 100% willing to give it a
go. Nobody can prescribe a technology integration
plan that will work for all. It is important for each
teacher to personally experience and evaluate the
beneﬁts of all of the technologies, plan how they see
it best ﬁts and discover how it suits their own
“Two of the most salient challenges we face are in the
areas of using emerging technologies more effectively
in the classroom and preparing our students for the
future by developing their digital literacy. We worked
to energise staff with new ideas that will help all of us
engage with technology and learning in a more
Judy - 21st Century Fellow
"It’s the team approach that is going to create a force
for balanced change in ideas and innovation at our
school, building capacity by strengthening
knowledge and understanding of how to teach with
technology in ways that are not 20th century.”
Lee Macmaster, Director of Teaching and Learning
“This has been a journey without a ﬁxed destination for the
PLP Team. We have been lucky to be part of a global
project inspiring new insights, new ways of thinking, new
ways of learning and educating our students. We have
been fortunate to have this opportunity to learn with each
other, from each other and with our colleagues from around
the world. This is indeed 21st Century learning at its best.”