Changes are on the Horizon for the curriculum in Wales, and People’s Collection Wales have updated the learning pages to help teachers rise to the challenge.
The Digital Competence Framework
Teaching will become much more cross-curicular, with more emphasis on getting children and Young people ready fo the future by developing abilities to learn new skills, and using Information effectively and creatively.
One of the big changes is the introduction of the Digital Competence Framework. The Framework aims to develop not only digital creating skills, but also planning and evaluating which are valuable skills across the board, and recognises the role of digital media in our lives today.
The framework is made up of several strands. As well as planning and evaluating, interacting and collaborating and producing, there are citizenship and computational thinking strands. These two elements are a cause for concern for some teachers, as they involve coding and problem solving as well as copyright and being responsible online.
Using People’s Collection Wales
The new pages aim to help teachers with all strands within the Digital Competence Framework. We’ve also created help pages for thoes elements that teachers ar less confident with.
Thre is also help and examples for creating projects, to develop many skills within the Digital Competence Framework, by planning, producing and evaluating.
Creating Content and Developing Skills
Schools can create Accounts for their classes, and then use digital skills to create content for a global audience.
Content can be images, documents and videos, or a story that can include all these and a large body of text to add more detail. Another content type is trails, where content can be plotted on a map to create a digital trail to tell a story.
Prreparing and researching, using digital skills and programmes to produce content uses many skills within the Framework, especially if the clas evaluates the work afterwards.
Find Resources and Develop Skills Further
The teaching packs have also changes, here is an example. There are lots of resources on the website, but they are now packaged differently. The new packs are laid out better, with links straight to colelctions on the website.
Also, there are additional digital tasks with the Digital Competence Framework in mind.
People’s Collection Wales is a website for everyone, connecting hte people of Wales and the world with Welsh heritage and culture. For teachers, it is not just a resource bank, it is now a useful tool to develop and use digital skills in the classroom.
Arrange training for your school
Are you a school with interest in training on using the website to contribute content, discover resources and develop skills within the Digital Competence Framework? Contact us via the website for more Information.