Students Celebrate Digital Learning Day
Students from across the district participated in a variety of activities with hundreds of other schools across the nation in the sixth annual Digital Learning Day. The event has provided an opportunity for teachers to showcase excellent educational methods that utilize technology to help improve their students learning experience, by tapping into the use of modern day tools to expand the young minds in their classrooms.
One group of kindergarteners at Monte Sano Elementary used a 3-D printer to create cookie cutters. The experience provided a great math and geometry lesson for the students wrapped into a fun and edible activity. At Sonnie Hereford Elementary, 1st graders learned about QR (quick response) codes, and how they are used in everyday applications. Students used the matrix barcode to help take them to an educational storybook site using I-Pads.
The goal behind the Digital Learning Day event is to share innovative methods of teaching as a way for all kids to have access to an advanced hi-tech education and better prepare students to be college and career ready. The goal of the project is to help educators navigate into the new digital learning environment. Huntsville City Schools launched its digital 1-1 initiative in 2012, and has provided a model for other school districts across the U.S.