Digital Learning News

March 2016

Classroom Highlight!

Collaborative Battle Project

A High Five goes out to Mrs. Barger for being the first teacher to use the Digital Learning Coach. We worked together to successfully have her two regular American I classes work collaboratively to complete Battle projects where students created Google Slides which included researched information along with images, a map, a video, a piece of art work from their battle and if they were to visit today what would it be like. The students then presented their projects to the class in order to teach the students about their battles.

Trenton Battle Project

What might a Student Centered Classroom look like?

  • collaborative spacing for students
  • variety of learning spaces for students
  • marker walls or spaces
  • may look like chaos

Are you interested in rearranging your classroom? Let's talk! Take a risk!

Did you know?

Did you know that Discovery Education has a neat tool called Board Builder? Below is a link after you login to Discovery Education you can see 50 ways to user board builder. To me it is like a Pinterist site on steroids with boards already built in some areas and even students can create their own boards. There is something for all core subjects.

Here is how to login to discovery ed: Login - use your computer user name and password to get into the program.

Example of a board builder lesson

50 ways to use board builder

Collaborative Tool Highlight!

Padlet is the easy way to create and collaborate with others.

Padlet is an Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.

Think of it like a multimedia friendly, free-form, real-time wiki.

Example of a Padlet - Ms. Penley's Class

More Cool Tools

  • HSTRY is a free digital learning tool which promotes collaboration and engagement in the classroom.
  • Newsela is a site that gives you searchable articles - also in Spanish.

What can the Digital Learning Coach do for me?

  • Attend Collaborative Team Meetings
  • Research digital lessons to enhance your curriculum
  • Support the use of digital tools within your classroom
  • Help students and staff with ncedcloud and powerschool
  • Co-teach digital lessons
  • Assist staff with creating lessons and assessments using Schoolnet