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A Leader’s guide to supporting young people with online research

A Leader’s guide to supporting young people with online research

Digital Citizen: All Stages

This guide will support Leaders to identify search engines and websites that are appropriate for young people completing research for their digital skills badges.

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Become a master of disguise

Become a master of disguise

Digital Citizen Stage 1.
Help your young people to discover their inner spy while practicing digital wizardry and their skills of disguise in this fun activity.

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Binary brilliance

Binary brilliance

Digital Maker Stage 2
Teach your young people how to write in binary through this activity. (This particular activity is quite challenging and aimed at Scouts and older).

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Binary Code (ACCII)

Binary Code (ACCII)

Digital Maker Stage 2.
This resource supports with the delivery of Binary Brilliance.

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Binary introduction

Binary introduction

Digital Maker Stage 2
Help your young people understand binary, the language of computers. They can find out what binary is and how to create it in this activity.

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Build a crafty computer

Build a crafty computer

Digital Citizen Stage 1.
An offline, creative activity to help young people understand the different parts of a computer and to learn how they function together.

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Building a CrumbleBot

Building a CrumbleBot

Digital Maker Stage 3
Use this guide to programme a robot to move, turn and follow instructions.

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Camp crew

Camp crew

Digital Maker Stage 2
Wouldn’t it be great to have an extra helper at camp? Encourage your young people to design a robot with a set of requirements for helping with a task at camp.

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Creative computer modelling

Creative computer modelling

Digital Maker Stage 1
This activity will help your young people to learn about the parts of a computer by building their own models.

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Describe and Draw

Describe and Draw

Digital Maker Stage 1
Support your young people to learn about algorithms and understand why a computer needs specific instructions in order to complete tasks.

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Digital Spy Film

Digital Spy Film

This film sets the scene for young people embarking on their Digital Citizen Stage 1 badge. The film explains the three missions that the young people need to undertake to complete the requirements for their badge.

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Don’t let it go!

Don’t let it go!

Digital Citizen Stage 2
This offline activity helps young people to understand the challenges of getting back personal information once it has been posted online.

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Explore the world on an undercover mission

Explore the world on an undercover mission

Digital Citizen Stage 1.
Encourage your young people to research the culture of another country to build digital skills and expand their global knowledge.

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How to create and share documents using cloud-based services

How to create and share documents using cloud-based services

Digital Citizen Stage 2
A ‘how to’ guide to support your young people complete the Stage 2 requirements for the digital citizen badge.

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How to download photos or other media onto your computer

How to download photos or other media onto your computer

Digital Citizen Stage 2
A ‘how to’ guide to support your young people complete the Stage 2 requirements for the digital citizen badge.

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How to make a Morse Code Compass with BBC Microbit

How to make a Morse Code Compass with BBC Microbit

Digital Maker Stage 3
Be inspired to build a digital device with a purpose by learning about 2nd Southampton Scout’s project making a Morse Code Compass with BBC Microbit.

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How to send an email (with attachments)

How to send an email (with attachments)

Digital Citizen Stage 2
A ‘how to’ guide on how to support your young people to send an email with and without attachments.

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How to set up or adjust your computer’s settings for accessibility and security

How to set up or adjust your computer’s settings for accessibility and security

Digital Citizen Stage 3
A ‘how to’ guide to support your young people complete the Stage 3 requirements for the digital citizen badge.

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How to use Scratch

How to use Scratch

Digital Maker Stage 2
Scratch is a free programming tool that your young people can use to learn about programming and coding. This guide will help you to get your young people started with Scratch.

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Jargon buster

Jargon buster

Digital Citizen: All Stages
Digital Maker: All Stages

A handy guide to understanding technical language to support with the delivery of the digital badges.

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Make your own film

Make your own film

Digital Citizen Stage 2
In this activity your young people can relive the adventures of their summer camp or expedition, while developing their creativity, performance and digital skills.

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Make your own film projector

Make your own film projector

Digital Citizen Stage 2
You don’t need a professional projector to play your camp films on a big screen. Show your young people how to make their very own projector using an iPhone. You can then use it to watch the camp re-enactments on movie night.

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Robot Obstacle Course

Robot Obstacle Course

Digital Maker Stage 1
An algorithm is a set of instructions that a computer follows. Help your young people to understand algorithms by creating a fun obstacle course for robots.

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Set off on a digital treasure hunt!

Set off on a digital treasure hunt!

Digital Citizen Stage 1.
Take your young people on an exciting digital treasure hunt, making full use of their Scouting and tracking skills.

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Setting up a network with a Raspberry Pi

Setting up a network with a Raspberry Pi

An activity by Raspberry Pi. This activity will help your young people with the requirements for Stage 4 as they are introduced to setting up a network using Raspberry Pi.

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The Toothpaste Challenge

The Toothpaste Challenge

Digital Citizen Stage 2
Use this fun toothpaste challenge to demonstrate to your young people how hard it is to get something back once you have posted it online.

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Whack-a-Witch

Whack-a-Witch

Digital Maker Stage 3
An activity by Code Club. This activity will help your young people with the requirements for Stage 3 as they follow instructions to create a game.

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