Digital Skills Workshops

Free student enrichment opportunities focussed on Google's Applied Digital Skills
 
 
 
 
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Tablet Academy have partnered with Google to offer a range of free workshops designed to promote and develop digital skills and employability.
The sessions are designed to introduce students and teachers to Google's Applied Digital Skills curriculum though a hands-on experience, and leave students with the information they need to explore further.
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Student Workshop

Five one-hour sessions delivered to classes throughout the day introducing the Digital Skills programme to teachers and students.
£ Free

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Learning Festival

Two half-day sessions inviting local schools to bring a teacher and five students to take part in a carousel of activities.

£ Free

Google’s Applied Digital Skills programme is a free project-based curriculum that allows teachers and key workers to support their students to learn valuable digital skills, all in an easy to use platform. All lessons are accompanied by a series of engaging videos with clear instructions and ready-to-use templates.

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Holiday Club Activities

Half-day activity workshops for young people aged 13-16 exploring the Applied Digital Skills programme and creating interactive Virtual Reality environments.
£ Free

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Staff Workshop

A half day session training 20-30 teachers about the programme and how to use the platform.

£ Free

Workshop Options

Student Workshop

A Student Workshop takes place over a full day consisting of 5 one-hour sessions supporting 5 separate teachers, each with 20-30 students. The facilitator will introduce the platform to the teacher and students, demonstrate the features and how to get started, then while the students are working on their first project, talk the teacher through the available teacher options for assigning work, marking and adding feedback.

Funding Criteria: At least 100 students aged 11-19 and 5 teachers

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Staff Workshop

A half-day session supporting 20-30 teachers with an overview of the programme, how to use the platform and experience of completing some of the included lesson. This workshop could consist of teachers from one single school or college, or a combination of teachers from different organisations.


Funding Criteria:
At least 20 teachers attending

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Holiday Club Activities

Holiday Club Activities are an opportunity for schools or youth organisations to host a free workshop for two groups of 25-30 students during school holidays. Sessions run for half a day with students receiving an overview of the Digital Skills programme and getting stuck in with their first project including creating an interactive Virtual Reality environment. They will leave with their login details, knowledge of how to access the curriculum and inspiration to develop their digital skills.

Funding Criteria: At least 50 students attend morning or afternoon session

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Learning Festival

A Learning Festival is an opportunity to bring teachers and students from nearby schools together to observe how the Applied Digital Skills could benefit their students. The day includes 2 half-day sessions at one school or venue. Each session accommodates 6 groups of 1 or 2 teachers and 5 students. Teachers support their students to participate in a carousel of bite-sized activities based on lessons from the Applied Digital Skills curriculum.

Funding Criteria: At least 10 schools with 1 teacher and 5 students

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What is the Google Applied Digital Skills Programme?

Google’s Applied Digital Skills programme is a free project-based curriculum that allows teachers and key workers to support their students to learn valuable digital skills and for young people to independently improve their employability, all in an easy to use platform. All lessons are accompanied by a series of engaging videos with clear instructions and ready-to-use templates.

Who is it for?

The Applied Digital Skills programme is great for secondary students, further education and adult learners. As the lessons cover a wide range of real-life applications, they can be adapted by teachers of any subject to be used to embed digital literacy into their lessons. Comprehensive and engaging videos allow non-specialists to deliver digital-based lessons with minimal effort.
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What’s included

Free on-site training for staff and students, just choose the format suitable for your school.

Access to the Applied Digital Skills platform allowing teachers to add students, assign work and track progress.

More than 90 hours of video-based lessons including:

  • If-Then Adventure Stories
  • Technology, Ethics, and Security
  • Plan an Event
  • Technology's Role in Current Events
  • Create a CV
  • Manage a Project with Digital Tools
  • Program a Progress Bar
  • Negotiate Your Salary

Read more about the programme at g.co/applieddigitalskills