Cobb Teachers Rock

National Teacher Appreciation Week kicks off next week with special emphasis on National Teacher Day on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017.  Between now and then, you can see the increase of gratitude showered upon teachers on social media by following the hashtag #ThankATeacher. Here in DML, we have been sure to take as many opportunities as possible to feature some of the amazing educators within the … Continue reading Cobb Teachers Rock

Teachers Partner with DML and Others to Reboot Technology Competition

More than 150 students competed in the rebooted Cobb Regional Technology Competition (CRTC) January 21 at Wheeler High School. The students from the Cobb County School District, Marietta City Schools, The Walker School and Georgia Cyber Academy presented 113 projects in categories ranging from 3-D modeling and animation to audio production, robotics and digital game… via Cobb County Reboots Cobb Regional Technology Competition — CobbCast Continue reading Teachers Partner with DML and Others to Reboot Technology Competition

Officially Introducing: The Friday 5

One of the many projects that we have had in development within the Digital and Multimedia Learning Department is what we call “The Friday 5.” This interactive, multimedia resource has been designed to be a collection of concise, curated content shared from us to you, our colleagues, with the goal of  helping you enhance the digital and multimedia learning in your corner of the world. Starting with … Continue reading Officially Introducing: The Friday 5

Edcamp Cobb Recap

At Edcamp Cobb, everyone is a winner. Nineteen schools from three different districts came out this past Saturday to participate in Edcamp Cobb.  Structured as an “unconference”, an Edcamp is a model of professional learning, where the participants set the schedule of sessions the day of the event, and the sessions function more like group discussions.  The sessions that arose during Edcamp Cobb included: Using tools such … Continue reading Edcamp Cobb Recap

It’s Time for Summer Reading!

“You can find magic wherever you look; sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” ~ Dr. Seuss The Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education Department, in conjunction with Cobb County Public Libraries, Smyrna Public Library, and Marietta City Schools, has partnered with Scholastic to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. In the summer of 2015, CCSD students logged over 6 … Continue reading It’s Time for Summer Reading!

An Electrifying Experience for Floyd MS Students

 Several weeks ago, a couple of members from the Digital Transformation Team (a subset of the Digital and Multimedia Learning Department) had the opportunity to visit Floyd Middle School Science teacher Daniel Harbert and his colleagues Oneisha Young and Anthony Holder as they took their students on an unusual field trip. This project was the brainchild of Mr. Harbert and Dr. Dana Giles who were brainstorming … Continue reading An Electrifying Experience for Floyd MS Students

DML Celebrates Administrative Professionals Day

The Digital and Multimedia Learning Department is made up of nine people in total. Three of those people could easily be considered as the backbone of our team. Today we recognized our Administrative Professionals Linda Hopkins, Beverly Myers, and Myra Johnson whose day-to-day tasks are vast and varied.  Their most important contribution is in keeping the rest of us, and our department as a whole, running … Continue reading DML Celebrates Administrative Professionals Day

Quick Tips for Your Next Vacation or Break

We here at Digital and Multimedia Learning hope each of you had a wonderful and restful Spring Break two weeks ago!  Studies have shown that it is beneficial to unplug to provide your brain with a full vacation from time to time.  While we here in the Cobb County School District came back from Spring Break well-rested, soon thereafter we launched into standardized testing with the Georgia … Continue reading Quick Tips for Your Next Vacation or Break

K-2 and World Languages Learning Resources Review

Great things are continuing to happen here in the Cobb County School District!  Right now, we are in the midst of reviewing new learning materials for K-2 English/Language Arts, 6-12 World Languages, and Elementary School Dual Language Immersion.  After weeks of committee review by Cobb County School District teachers, administrators and supervisors, we are now offering the community an opportunity to join us in reviewing the … Continue reading K-2 and World Languages Learning Resources Review

Mableton Elementary’s Aerospace Engineers

Two members of our Digital Transformation Team recently visited Mableton Elementary School.  Situated in the southern end of Cobb County, Mableton Elementary features a program that very few elementary schools offer: Starbase.  This program, developed in 1991 by the United States Department of Defense, is aimed at teaching students the basics of aerospace engineering through hands-on experiences. Click on the image below to explore more … Continue reading Mableton Elementary’s Aerospace Engineers