Junior College students use STEM and critical thinking for safe internet use

Tuesday 28 Jan

Year 5 and 6 students at Concordia Lutheran College's Junior College campuses are designing digital posters that promote safe internet use. The students have explored how they can use critical thinking, to avoid the pitfalls of ‘believing everything you see’.

Digital Technologies and STEM teacher Mrs Fiona Stone said Concordia students are learning to be digital creators - not just consumers - when they use technology.

“Students now have a plethora of information at their fingertips, and as teachers and parents, we now need to ensure we equip our children with the skills to engage in critical thinking, and use internet searches safely and effectively,” said Mrs Stone

“This project is enabling our senior primary students to take ownership of their learning,” she said.

“By designing digital posters that create specifications for how to use the internet for research and discovery, and to discourage students from just consuming information ad hoc, our students are gaining the skills to be digital citizens of the future.”

Concordia has appointed Mrs Stone to the newly created position of Design Technology (STEM) Teacher for the College's Junior College campuses as an acknowledgement of the importance and relevance of this field.

Mrs Stone works with students from Prep to Year 6 at Concordia's Hume Street Campus and Warwick Street Campus.