As a student, you are using the immense power of digital media to explore, connect, create, and learn in ways never before imagined. With this power, you have extraordinary opportunities, and yet face potential pitfalls, too. You will deal with issues such as cyberbullying, digital cheating, and safety and security concerns. These issues underscore the need for you to understand digital literacy and citizenship skills.

Common Sense Media’s Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum will empower you to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. These 21st-century skills are essential to harness the full potential of technology for learning.

This sample course was created and is shared with permission by Caryl Guisinger of Greeley-Wolbach Public Schools.

This course outlines Moodle's features by providing examples of activities and resources.

WATER is a live demonstration of using a range of standard features of Moodle on a topic that affects the entire world - water!

In April 2010, 40 participants created sample student data for this course. The course is available to enter, play in, even download for your own purposes at

From July 2010, this and alike courses will become a part of Moodle education-demo site, running Moodle 2.0.

If you would like to take an active part in the NEXT such demo course on a similarly general topic and help us generate sample data, please create an account today. This will put you on top-of-the line for the next course (Water! filled up within 36 hours!) and ensure that you get an invitation via email you supply at the time of enrolment.

Thank you for your interest.

Tomaz Lasic
Education Researcher
Moodle HQ
Twitter @edumoodle