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

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

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

Flipping Your Staff Meetings

In addition to the Office of Learning Resources, The Digital and Multimedia Learning Department also includes an Office of Online Professional Learning, which is lead by veteran educator Joe Crawford.   Within this arm of Professional Learning in the Cobb County School District, Joe focuses upon online professional learning solutions.  This week’s post illustrates a professional learning strategy administrators can implement to provide more meaningful and teacher-centered … Continue reading Flipping Your Staff Meetings