Wednesday, February 17th was Digital Learning Day. This is a day for educators to celebrate effective technology usage to strengthen teaching and learning. Through innovative practices, educators and students are able to use many different tools to bring learning to life for students. While digital practices are woven into many aspects of daily teaching and learning at G.W. Carver 6th Grade STEM Learning Center, this is the first year that we celebrated Digital Learning Day. Below is a snapshot of a few activities we completed
Students in mathematics used technology to learn about various methods to pay for college. Students learned about college funding options as they took notes and worked with their peers. Then their teacher used the information to guide students through completing a triple Venn diagram to compare and contrast different ways to fund their college degrees. This lesson correlates with sixth grade mathematics standard 15(G), explain various methods to pay for college, including through savings, grants, scholarships, student loans, and work-study.
Mrs. King also shared her experience with earning a full scholarship to attend Texas Tech University.
Ms. Preston's science classes are building roller coasters as they study force, motion and energy. After a few days of exploring different roller coasters, working in small groups to generate ideas and develop a plan of action, students began to build. For #DLDay , students went online to playa game that allowed them to build virtual roller coasters and test them out together. Students gained knowledge to improve their original roller coaster models. I'm looking forward to seeing their finished products!