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

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

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 Hosts The Learning Counsel (and Superintendent)

On Tuesday, January the 26th, 2016, the Department of Digital and Multimedia Learning was honored to host The Learning Counsel’s Digital Curriculum Tactics Discussion, a forum for digital education leaders and influencers, as part of their national tour. During this event, the CCSD Superintendent, Chris Ragsdale, spoke as part of The Learning Counsel’s Education Executive Policy Panel.   The Learning Counsel is an organization which serves as … Continue reading DML Hosts The Learning Counsel (and Superintendent)

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

Make Presentations Soar with Sway

With Office 365, Microsoft‘s online portal of products, a few new programs have been quietly introduced.  One such program is Sway.  In exploring this PowerPoint alternative, it becomes abundantly clear how the possibilities for its application are quite limitless.   So what exactly is Sway? Sway would be best described as a cross between a PowerPoint and a streamlined website.  It organizes information into “cards” … Continue reading Make Presentations Soar with Sway