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Digital Learning Day held at Sun Valley Middle School

Jaclyn Ferguson, Seth McElrath, and Laura Rebolledo work together on a project.

Sun Valley Middle School students and teachers celebrated National Digital Learning Day on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, joining a nationwide event that celebrates creative and effective uses of digital learning in the classroom.

The school was one of more than 216 schools that celebrated this day in North Carolina alone.

Many teachers used this opportunity to try out new digital lessons in their classroom by incorporating Google Apps for Education tools, such as Google Draw, Google Forms and Google Documents.

Several classes used research tools to define vocabulary words or find information about famous people.

Math classes used Google Presentation to create scatter plots and shareable study guides. Art students created digital critiques, while some social studies students created digital timelines about Black History month. Webquests, QuizBowls and Jeopardy were also part of the day.

Students in Jenna McDaniel’s class enjoyed creating movie trailers about some of their favorite novels.

“I thought this would be a great way to get students to create on their Chromebooks and help their peers find new novels,” said McDaniel, a sixth-grade language arts teacher.

Laura Rebolledo certainly enjoyed the day. “In my Science class, we had to use all that we knew about homeostasis to kill zombies. It would have been a lot harder to find information and do research without our Chromebooks. My group decided to create a Google Presentation and we’ll get to present in front of the class. I like doing that!”

Written by: Suzanne McMahan, Instructional Technology Facilitator
Posted: Feb 25, 2014 by Deb Coates Bledsoe

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