Digital Learning Day
What's Happening in West Virginia?
Attached is a photo of our High School of Business advanced students using their iPads in class. The iPads were secured with a grant specifically designed for this program. The High School of Business program is a program designed and implemented by MBA Research and is designed as an accelerated, project-based program for students desiring a major in business in college. The five students represent two advanced courses: Business Economics and Business Strategies.
Miss Keyoung Gill, Aries Technology, Berkeley Springs High School
Bluefield Intermediate participated in Digital Learning Day. We had a variety of activities going on! I did snap a few photos of students in my various classes utilizing technology. We were using computers/laptops working on WVWrites and Microsoft Word typing Young Writers essays. We also used IPads for small groups. We have been working on a Figurative Language unit and had an app Kidioms. My third graders were working on an app Bluster!
Mrs. Edie Bennett, Title 1 Reading Teacher, Bluefield Intermediate School
Summers Middle School
Digital Learning Day at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School students in Game Design I and II invited guests to their digital classrooms and shared their experiences with Globaloria. Media coverage was provided by Channel 5 WDTV and the local newspaper, The Inter-Mountain. High school Game Design students visited the middle school Game Design classrooms during the day and offered advice and assistance. It was truly a day of digital learning in action and shared resources and experiences from a variety of perspectives that included an official proclamation from the governor. The first National Digital Learning Day will be a day not soon forgotten at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School.
Diane White, Game Design I and II Instructor, Tygarts Valley Middle/High School
This day we were using google earth while studying about latitude and longitude.
Hamilton Middle School, Wood County
Second grade students at Craigsville Elementary School in Nicholas County use Apple laptops, iPads and iPod Touches in the classroom on national Digital Learning Day
Stephanie Woodson, Fayetteville High School
1. Students are making presentations on serial killers in a forensics science class; 2. Students in a Game Design class are using Globaloria; 3. Students in a computer lab are working on PLATO assignments; 4. Students in a Life Skills class are using the SmartBoard; and 5. Students in AEP are doing assignments from their blended learning course.
Diane M. Zinn, Technology Specialist, Preston High/Central Preston Middle
I was SO EXCITED for Digital Tech Day last Wednesday! The teachers in Ritchie County do an EXCEPTIONAL JOB using the technology that has been provided to them. We are VERY BLESSED in that we have a SMART Board/SMART Document Camera/Laptop/SMART Responders in all classrooms and/or schools. I do tech trainings once a week at the middle school and high school as well as tech trainings throughout the year with our elementary staff. The teachers in this county TRULY EMBRACED Digital Tech Day...but, in most cases use it everyday! Each principal provided us documentation to showcase how "their staff" implemented technology on February 1st. April Haught and I also visited the schools and observed the technology in use as well as captured some FANTASTIC pictures. Included in this e-mail is a link to a movie I created that I believe reinforces just how much participation we had during Digital Tech Day. Enjoy!
After watching a video of the book "Scrambled States of America" 2nd grade students get the opportunity to unscramble the states themselves.
Andrea Titus's 3rd graders using responders to answer math questions involved with the 100th day of school
Melissa Jura's 7th grade media class watch WWII propaganda cartoons and then study the various propaganda techniques used in the media.
Submitted by Sally Morgan, Technology Integration Specialist, Marion County
I am attaching a picture of just one of the many technology related activities we performed today. We made predictions about whether the groundhog would see his shadow and made a bar graph using the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives. My students were so engaged and excited to complete this task. It brings me great joy to see their eyes light up when they enjoy the activity as well as learn something. I think they even had fun!
Jessica Haynes, Nutter Fort Primary School, Second Grade
Here are a few pictures (many take by kids), uses, and apps from the tablets. I service five Title I schools, so I take the tablets into a
classroom and demo the apps I have downloaded with students and teacher.
Then I leave them in that classroom for one week. The classroom teacher
helps me track the use of the tablets. With my older students, the
cooperating teacher and I have planned short research of a topic, that can
then be presented in a techStep format. The tablets are one of the devices
used to do the research.
Diane Bowers, Title I Technology Integration Specialist, Brooke County Schools
On Digital Learning Day, I sent teams of students around the school with the Galaxy Tablets to take photos of anything they found interesting. The only direction was that the photos could not contain people. Once they returned, I selected one photo, projected it on the whiteboard, and that became our journaling prompt. They had to write a story about what they saw in the photo. The students loved it and are eager to use the remaining photos over the next few weeks. My use of the flashcard app that I reported in an earlier e-mail is less creative, but so impactful. The students love to study using their cards, and I have seen a huge increase in test scores in the students that I have especially targeted. The students create the flashcards themselves, and have begun using the tablets to create flashcards for other classes as well. We love the tablets in middle school!
I teach Globaloria design class to 18 seventh graders. We invited parents, community, and the pressto our Digital Learning Day. We had parents and the press, Ben Caldwell, from the Charleston Gazette attend DLD. Please see the attached pictures of our event. Ben will be writing and publishing an article in the weekly local event section of the Charleston Gazette.
C. K. Dolan, South Charleston Middle School, Globaloria Educator, Project Lead the Way Educator
The attached are digital photographs of 4th grade students at Pleasant Valley School in Marion County. Mrs. Zorik's class is working on a writing assignmnet using the laptop computers. Mrs. Manzo's class is practicing their reading vocabulary using an interactive website and Mimio.