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

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

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

TouchCast-Enhanced STEM Class

How can student-created videos be presented in an innovative and transformative way? King Springs Elementary School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) teacher Joannah Shoustarian reached out to me in early August expressing interest in collaborating on such a lesson.  She had seen that the Georgia Science Teacher Association (the GSTA) was conducting a video contest for students.  Fashioned much like TED Talks, which are … Continue reading TouchCast-Enhanced STEM Class