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!

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

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)

What Are OER a.k.a Open Educational Resources?

What are Open Educational Resources? Open Educational Resources (OER) are any resources print or non-print available at little or no cost that can be used to support teaching and learning. The term can include, but is not limited to, textbooks, course readings, multimedia resources, simulations, games, quizzes, assessment tools, and virtually any other material that can be used for educational purposes. The use of Open … Continue reading What Are OER a.k.a Open Educational Resources?

Inside the Office of Learning Resources: More than Meets the Eyes

The Digital and Multimedia Learning Department comprises four offices and teams, one of which, is the Office of Learning Resources, which is headed up by veteran educator Brian Smith. Years ago, “learning resources” would have been synonymous with textbooks alone.  As the Cobb County School District moves into utilizing a broader variety of resources to support student learning, the Office of Learning Resources now orchestrates much … Continue reading Inside the Office of Learning Resources: More than Meets the Eyes