APS is participating in national Digital Learning Day. Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. It emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere, and individualized instruction to ensure all students reach their full potential to succeed in college and a career.
This year, APS is highlighting the many ways that digital learning is integrated into classrooms all across the school division by hearing directly from our students. Several schools have participated in creating a video showcase of examples from students who share their learning experiences, supported by the technology they are using. Abingdon Elementary School
Fifth grade students integrate advanced math and programming skills to move balls through a complicated maze. Take a quick look
Kindergarten students apply what they have learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After reading a book about Dr. King, they chose a picture from the book, recorded an audio message about something they learned, and used Chatter Pix to put it all together as a group. Watch it here
Fifth grade students talk about their research project on Egypt. They wrote about what they learned, then used Claymation to make history come alive in an animated movie. Students wrote scripts with partners, made clay characters, filmed the stopmotion, recorded narration, and composed music to match the scenes. See the learning process from start to finish
First grade students learn about addition sums less than 20. They are given a problem, do work in number frames, take a screen shot of their work, record an explanation of how they did their work, and send it to their teacher. Watch it here
.Jamestown Elementary School
Jamestown students develop code to move their robots around the map, and explore countries around the world as their robots travel between locations. Learn how it works
. McKinley Elementary School
A McKinley student shared her experience with researching
Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Pebblego app and then presenting a report on
Shadow Puppet. Watch it here.
A McKinley student shared her experience with researching Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Pebblego app and then presenting a report on Shadow Puppet.
Nottingham Elementary School
A Nottingham second grade student explains how she used technology to research information about coyotes and wrote about what she learned with the Book Creator app. Watch it here
A Nottingham second grade student discusses how he uses Pebblego to conduct research and then practice writing and illustration skills with Book Creator. Watch it here
A Nottingham third grader explains how his teacher uses Google Classroom. See how it works
Nottingham students share how Epic expands reading choices, creates a virtual bookshelf of their favorite selections and encourages the achievement of reading milestones. Learn more here
.Taylor Elementary School
Students at Taylor Elementary explain how they are researching and writing about prairie dogs using Shadow Puppet Edu. Watch it here
.Williamsburg Middle School
English teacher Mr. Alexander Hicks’s used Digital Technology with his eight grade students to facilitate an investigation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The two-week lesson focused on reading comprehension and thematic analysis. Students demonstrated their mastery of the content through the creation of an interpretive video “puppet show.” Watch it here
. Accessing eContent with Arlington Public School Libraries
There are apps for all of these eBook options, which are free, from your app store!