A lesson on digital citizenship was well received at Van Holten

A lesson on digital citizenship was well received at Van Holten

A lesson in digital citizenship was absorbed—and enjoyed—by the Van Holten Primary School students during an assembly in December.


Meghan Kipila, who is Van Holten’s Library Media Specialist, coordinated this educational event in the assembly that all students attended on Thursday, December 14.


She explained her mission.


“As technology teachers, we are required to teach a unit on digital citizenship. I felt an assembly would be a memorable and fun way to support our unit objectives,’’ Ms. Kipila said.


She further shared how vital this form of education is to the students.


“Digital citizenship is extremely important and I recognize the effect it has on peer relationships. With the help of several staff members, I created a video that included skits demonstrating various  digital citizenship themes: media balance, online privacy, digital footprint, and relationships/communication,,’’ Ms. Kipila reported.


She also revealed that “Fourth graders were also showcased via an online video-based tool, "Flip," where they described a good digital citizen.