Welcome to the Secondary Level Ocean Literacy Course on the Ocean Wise Online Learning Environment. On this platform we have created an international course based on the 7 key principles designed for secondary level students to develop an understanding of how we impact the ocean and how the ocean influences us.
For each section there are Badges to earn. You should complete all associated assignments before you can take the Principle quiz and earn your badge. If you complete all 7 of the Ocean Literacy Principle badges you may take the Final Quiz and Written Assignment to complete the course!
To get started, click on the badge you would like to start with:
Important things to note about the space:
This course is geared towards grades 10 to 12, or ages 15 to 18. You may use this resources as you wish. Choose to do the full course or just a few of the sections. There is a How to Manual for navigating the course, as well as a video guide (coming soon)
Under the heading Classroom Tools you will find additional support resources at your disposal, such as lesson plans, activities and worksheets under the Teacher Resources.
Any questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Teacher Registration: As a teacher, community leader, or home educator, you may join the platform first. This will allow you to view your students’ work and create accounts for the students. Visit this link, and register using the code Teacher.
Once you have registered, visit the Participants section and click “Add Students” button. Here you can create as many accounts as you like for your students. We suggest not using their last names to protect their privacy. You may wish to include your school initials as part of their usernames, as many common names may already be taken.
Student Registration: Students in the Middle School and Secondary level course may create their own accounts and profiles on the Ocean Literacy learning platform. We suggest having a general discussion with students about online privacy first, and ensuring they do not use their last names in their profiles to protect their privacy. To register, follow this link and use the code Student.
If you click the Register button in the top right hand corner of the screen and create an account, this will automatically register you at the student level. If you are a teacher or educator and need to be promoted to the proper access level, please contact us with your username.
For a walk-through guide, watch the How To Register Tutorial Video
If you have any questions or feedback for the Ocean Literacy Course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Middle School Level (Grade 7-9, age 12-14): https://education.ocean.org/oceanlitmid/
For the Elementary School Level (Grade 3-6, age 7-11): https://education.ocean.org/oceanlitelem/
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