Digital Learning Day
What's Happening in West Virginia?
Students in Mrs. Hatcher's 4th grade class had a fantastic day of learning using their own "technology tools" from home. Students brought items such as: iPods, Kindles, Laptops, Tablets, iPads, e-book readers, and many more, and truly used the tools for a digital day of learning. They were given the opportunity to share and explain how they prefer to use their gadget, and demonstrate some of the uses and applications with their peers. My students LOVED being able to display their technological skills in a way they thoroughly enjoy. They amazed me with their talents and ability to "LEARN" and "TEACH" with such innovation. It was truly a GREAT day at Riverside Elementary...with my Fabulous 4th Graders!
We have attached a picture of Colliers Primary's (Mrs. Dana Stoll's) 4th grade class "pitching" their pencils and paper to participate in the WV Digital Day. They used technology in all aspects of the curriculum and they had a blast learning!!
Jo-Ellen Goodall, Principal, Colliers Primary School
On Weds. Feb.1, 2012 we did the following in the Agriculture Education classes for digital learning. Students used the online SAE (Supervised Agriculture Experience) to bring current all of their SAE enterprises (activities, income, expenses, etc.). Some used their own electronic devices to access the information, since our COW of laptops did not have enough for the entire class. In some classes the students recorded upcoming activities and time lines of lessons to be completed. The overhead projector and the White Board (Intelliboard) was used in the SAE instruction.
Deborah Smith, Berlin McKinney Kindergarten
Megan A. Snyder
My students enjoyed using the mobile lab to complete a Penguin Quest. (http://visalia.k12.ca.us/teachers/dbronzan/penguinquest/index.htm) Students were guided by the quest to learn about penguins and answer specific questions listed on the Penguin Fact Sheet. During read-aloud time, the students used the Smartboard to chorally readSee How They Grow--Penguins using the website (wegivebooks.org).
The Liberty High School Human Anatomy and Physiology class investigated the effects of exercise on body temperature and heart rate. The students are collecting data using the Nova 5000, temperature probes, and heart monitor. The experiment involves measuring heart rate and body temperature while at rest, during exercise and during a recovery period.
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!
The attached file contains pictures of students at Easton Elementary in Monongalia County using "clickers" to take a quiz the teacher created to go along with a Discovery Education video on earth science they watched.
Greetings from Glenwood School!
Our 4th Grade Class has been learning our multiplication tables and learning how to divide. Today we explored multiplication in a fun and exciting way. We "divided" our class into teams and played some "Multiplication Baseball!" It was a home run!
Mrs. Barton and Class :)
These photographs were taken during Research time in the library at Madison Elementary School (Parkersburg, WV). The students are using World Book Online to find articles on their research topic.- Cassie Morris, Libary Media
At Allison, we have document camera in every classroom which turns any document/paper into an instant lesson on the interactive white board. Each of our 4th graders have their own Ipad for use at school, and our kindergarten just got 2 Ipads for station work. Last year, our fourth graders video conferenced with fourth graders from another school who would be their classmates in middle school this year.
Martha Roberst, School Technology Contact, A.T. Allison Elementary
Good morning. Here are some pictures from Mrs. Christy Landes's 3rd grade class at Moorefield Intermediate. We have been fortunate in the fact that funds made available to us have allowed us to purchase Smart Responders which the teachers are incorporating into their classroom instruction and assessments.
Bonnie Rogers, Moorefield Intermediate School