Digitally Strong Communities

Digitally Strong Communities

Lesson 3 of 3 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Technology
  • Digital Technologies
  • Social
  • Online safety
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students will apply the knowledge they have learned from eSmart Digital Licence+ to help strengthen and support the digital presence of a local community group.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • connect with a local community group, and explore options to promote a prosocial online environment for this community.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • identify what tools the community group is currently using and any associated benefits and risks
  • put forth recommendations for improving the community group's digital systems
  • (optional) create digital assets to assist the community group in building a positive online culture.

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Lesson details


This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • critical thinking
  • collaboration
  • communication

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description: Year 5&6 Digital Technology

  • evaluate existing and student solutions against the design criteria and user stories and their broader community impact (AC9TDI6P06)
  • explain the creation and permanence of their digital footprint and consider privacy when collecting user data (AC9TDI6P10)

Relevant parts of Year 5 & 6 achievement standards: Students select and use appropriate digital tools effectively to plan, create, locate and share content, and to collaborate, applying agreed conventions and behaviours. They identify their digital footprint and recognise its permanence.

NSW Syllabus outcomes:

  • ST3-11DI-T explains how digital systems represent data, connect together to form networks and transmit data

General capabilities: Digital Literacy, Personal and Social Capability

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • Target 9.c: Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020.

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Additional Info

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation has developed a new and innovative online learning experience that builds digital intelligence in students aged 10-14, giving them the knowledge and skills they need to harness the opportunities and deal with the challenges of the digital world. Aligned to leading international frameworks for digital intelligence and future readiness, the eSmart Digital Licence+ offers cutting-edge, evidence-based learning materials that educators can use in remote and blended learning environments.

These lessons are designed to assist teachers in implementing eSmart Digital Licence+ in their classroom by scaffolding students' understanding and then putting their new eSmart skills to use in the real world.

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to keeping children and young people free from violence and trauma wherever they live, learn and play.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - teachers lead student discussion and support student-led projects.

Related Professional Learning

Protecting Yourself Online

Social media allows for greater interaction in the education community. It can also be a challenging space if you are not fully aware of how to protect your privacy on popular social platforms. This course will explore the practical steps you can take to protect yourself (and your professional identity) in the online environment.

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