KCS takes part in Digital Learning Day

KCS takes part in Digital Learning Day
Posted on 02/06/2014
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If you think third graders cannot learn computer programming, you might want to think again. Computer programming was just one of the things elementary students were doing during Digital Learning Day in Kannapolis City Schools. Several KCS schools took part in the nationwide event that was designed to help teachers and schools showcase successful instructional practices and effective use of technology in classrooms.


At Shady Brook Elementary, third graders explored the basics of computer programming using the www.code.org website. They also used iPads to complete a Black History Month assignment using QR codes. Kindergartners used Mimio interactive smart boards for math assignments, and first graders listened to stories on iPods during reading instruction. At Jackson Park Elementary, teachers implemented a NO PENCIL ZONE. Students used iPads, laptops, and other technology to do math, reading, and science lessons. 

At Forest Park Elementary, all grade levels took part in Digital Learning Day. The school tied the event in with the 100th day of school and the topic of bullying. Teachers in lower grades used digital resources to teach math lessons centered on the 100th day of school while third and fourth grade teachers used technology to teach students about the dangers of bullying.


Digital Learning Day is sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education and focuses on good teaching practices and using the tools of technology. KCS has become a leader in helping teachers use technology effectively. We are one of only four districts that received technology grants totaling more than $4.1 million to install technology and train teachers in the best ways to use technology to improve learning. We also were honored in 2012 by Gov. Bev Perdue with the Innovator in Digital Learning Award. KCS has hundreds of iPads in classrooms thanks to grants from the Math Science Partnership and the Kannapolis Education Foundation.




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