The Dallas ISD Professional & Digital Learning department is leading a districtwide effort to promote digital self-awareness, safety, etiquette and best practices among middle school and high school students.
J.P. Starks Math, Science and Technology Vanguard was recognized on December 2nd for having the highest level of student participation in the first of four Appy Day sessions that address digital citizenship, social media, cyberbullying and media literacy.
Of all the Dallas ISD middle schools and high schools, J.P. Starks students were the most engaged with this campaign through digital-learning apps. Members of the Dallas ISD School Leadership Department, campus staff and remote guests from Flocabulary, a Brooklyn-based production company that publishes educational hip hop songs and videos, surprised the students with an assembly that focused on digital citizenship.
The students gathered in the gym as three members from Flocabulary led the meeting via Zoom. The guests discussed digital challenges that every student with a device faces today. Among the topics discussed were: the importance of creating a safe password, avoiding fighting on social media, how not to fall for phishing scams, and the safety concerns of posting when out of town.
Throughout the assembly, students participated by answering questions or providing examples of digital citizenship and safety. At the end of the assembly, the three students with the highest engagement were recognized and earned prizes.