Digital Learning News Brief

January 13, 2015

Digital Learning Spotlight

During last week's Twitter Chat we asked participants to share their proudest moments in 2014. Their accomplishments and celebrations are shared below.


  • Angie Gruver, Richland High School - facilitating 30 students collaborating on a single Google document with 100% engagement
  • Beth Muirhead, Smithfield Middle School - facilitating Deaf Ed's participation in a nation-wide Battle of the Books contest; facilitating all SMS students setting up their Google accounts
  • Carla Dalton, Richland High School - receiving parent compliments regarding efforts to flip Algebra 1 classes
  • Debbie Darter, Academy at West Birdville - doing 4 technology presentations / training sessions
  • Jason Turner, Smithfield Middle School Assistant Principal - getting wireless access points installed at SMS to facilitate Bring Your Own Technology
  • Kristel Hester, Walker Creek - all students using Edmodo both at home and school
  • Kathy Grupe, Academy at West Birdville - implementing lessons with 4th and 5th grade students using QR Codes and iPads to participate in a scavenger hunt
  • Mary Hadley, Smithfield Middle School - learning and participating in weekly Twitter Chats
  • Melinda Bolles, Richland Middle School - facilitating the use of NearPod at RMS
  • Susan Stevens, BCTAL - students winning video competition at FEA Nationals, created using iPads and iMovie
  • Tosh McGaughy, Smithfield MIddle School - winning $1000 of technology for day to day use in the classroom


We celebrate your successes with you and are proud of your accomplishments!

Reflecting on Learning

In tonight's Twitter Chat we will discuss the value of reflecting on learning.


  1. How have you used reflection as a part of feedback to gauge learning?
  2. Why is reflection an important part of learning?
  3. What are some ways that learners can reflect, with or without technology?


Challenge: During the next week, find an opportunity to use reflection with students and be ready to share at our next chat.


Join us tonight at 8:00 PM on Twitter. @birdville_dl #bisddlp