New year, new opportunity to broaden the scope of our technology education programs.

While we can’t announce the full details, we’ll let you in on a secret. NewTechKids will be teaching a new digital literacy program to all classes at an Amsterdam primary school next year: groeps 1 to 8 (kids ages 4-12).

Digital literacy is an important part of a solid primary school education. We love the definition of digital literacy given by Hiller Spires, a professor of literacy and technology at North Carolina State University: “1) finding and consuming digital content; 2) creating digital content; and 3) communicating or sharing it.”

We’ll introduce themes such as the Internet, software, hardware, computers, mobile phones, apps and AI to the children in the context of creativity and making things with a lot of interactive discussions thrown into the mix.

Does your school teach digital literacy?