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Do you spend more time preparing for Digital Media Literacy than any other class you teach?

This is the reason our author Sarah McGuill wrote a book for the Digital Media Literacy short course at Junior Cycle. She found that on a weekly basis, she was searching for resources that would enable her to teach the curriculum specifications for this short course and saw this as a major inhibitor to the embedding of Digital Media Literacy within schools. Passionate about her subject, she wrote Digital Media Literacy for Secondary Students.

This innovative resource integrates print and digital media in a real and interactive way. It is the first and only resource available specifically for  teachers teaching DML. While the book is designed to meet the needs of the Junior Cycle DML short course, it can be used to support the teaching of any digital media literacy programme at Junior Cycle or within Transition Year.

Each lesson has been designed to maximise engagement with students using a fun and interactive format. It features an abundance of videos and QR codes to topics of relevance to students along with blogs, research and analysis templates, reflection journals, tutorials, quizzes and debates.

The aim of the author has always been to make life easier for DML teachers while providing a solid reference for students of Digital Media Literacy. We hope that teachers find this educational resources enriches and transforms their digital media classes.

 

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The programme was designed and written by Sarah McGuill, a secondary school teacher of English, Religious Education and Digital Media Literacy at Holy Faith Clontarf. Sarah has 4 years’ experience teaching Digital Media Literacy to all Junior Cycle year groups.

Having a HDip degree in Computer Science from Dundalk Institute of Technology, Sarah has a special interest in Digital Media Literacy. After implementing her own programme in Holy Faith Clontarf, she felt that all schools could benefit from a comprehensive programme that develops ICT skills and promotes student reflection on how teenagers create and interact with their digital world.

Sarah McGuill - Author

Overview of the programme

This student workbook is divided into four sections that correspond to the four strands outlined in the Digital Media Literacy specification from the JCT. Each chapter explores each learning outcome and is filled with active learning methodologies and engaging activities.

Section 1: My digital world

This section is designed to allow students to evaluate their relationship with technology and the impact it can have on the individual.

Section 2: Following my interests online

Students will examine various ways information that is relevant to them is digitally published. A methodology will be established for recognising false news on the internet.

Section 3: Checking the facts

This section will require students to examine various digital media formats for bias. They will also look at the effect of technology on democracy.

Section 4: Publishing myself

Students will examine the information that they publish on social media. They will learn how to be safe online. They will also plan, research, reference and publish a digital media text.


Recommended guide to using the programme in your school

  • The intention of the programme is to deliver a 100-hours digital media course.
  • The programme fulfils the Junior Cycle specification for the Digital Media Literacy short course.
  • It can be adapted and integrated into SPHE for both Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle students or as a module for TY students.
  • Each unit takes approximately 20 hours to deliver.
  • The course is designed to be flexible allowing schools to adopt the programme as they wish.