KING WILLIAM — The Virginia Department of Education, in cooperation with the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) and the Alliance for Excellent Education, was pleased to announce that Thursday, Feb. 6, was Digital Learning Day. This event was part of a national campaign designed to celebrate innovative teaching and highlight practices that make learning more personalized and engaging for students.
The campaign explored how digital learning can provide all students with the opportunities they deserve and build the skills students need to succeed in college, career, and life. It also provides an opportunity to highlight the use of digital learning resources in local schools.
Katherine Freeman, second grade teacher at Cool Spring Primary School, and her students took advantage of the special occasion and spent most of the day in the digital world. Students worked in the computer lab researching famous African-Americans for a slide show presentation they were working on the following week. Next students watched "Martin's Big Words" on Discovery Education and then, to finish the day with a little exercise, students danced to songs from http://www.AdventuretoFitness.com.
"We are not quite sure what jobs will be out there when our kids are ready, but I know it will involve technology," Freeman said.