EG Schools Celebrate Digital Learning Day All Week

by | Mar 8, 2015

Digital-Learning-Day-Button1-300x292Digital Learning Day is Friday, March 13, but the EG School Department is spending this whole week talking about digital learning and showcasing some of what the district is doing.

Representatives from such companies as General Dynamics, ON Semiconductor, MakeRI, Purvis Systems, Yardney and New England Tech will be visiting EG schools during the week.

Other visitors include specialists in the fields of environmental scientist, journalism and pharmaceutical chemistry.

EGSD’s digital integration specialist Donna Wayles is particularly excited about Dr. Roosevelt Y. Johnson’s Skype conversation with the students of Meadowbrook Farms. Johnson is deputy associate administrator of education for NASA.

East Greenwich High School took a big step into the digital arena last fall, when every student was equipped with a Chromebook computer device.

Here are the events planned for the week: 

Monday: Individual teachers could hold activities in their classrooms all week

Tuesday: Purvis Systems at Hanaford

Wednesday: New England Tech, Astronomer, Molecular biologist, On SemiconductorGuill Tool & Engineering, and General Dynamics Electric Boat at EGHS

MAKE RI at Hanaford

Thursday: Yardney at Eldredge

Environmental scientist at Meadowbrook

Friday: URI Computer Studies & Statistics, RIMA and a Providence Journal reporter at Cole

NASA Deputy Associate Administrator of Education via Skype at Meadowbrook

Pharmaceutical Chemist andAFS Japan at Frenchtown 

Websites with more resources about national Digital Learning Day:

Digital Learning Day website

Digital Learning Day Activities on Edutopia

Digital Learning Day on National Writing Project

Digital Learning Day on Facebook

Digital Learning Day on Twitter

 

 

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