2018-02-28 / School News

Digital learning enhancing education


Students in the Jenkins County School System participated in Digital Learning Day on Feb. 22nd. (Photos contributed) Students in the Jenkins County School System participated in Digital Learning Day on Feb. 22nd. (Photos contributed) The Jenkins County School System participated in Digital Learning Day on February 22nd to celebrate the hard work of staff and students in using instructional technology to enhance learning for all students. Events to commemorate the day included teachers and students wearing jeans and the development of a "Digital Diaries" presentation that highlighted our students engaged in learning while using technology.

Since the fall of 2013, the Jenkins County School System has devoted over a $1 million in resources to integrate an instructional technology program into daily classroom practices. Availability of these resources and sustainability of this program have depended on collaboration between system and school leadership and the ongoing professional learning of dedicated teachers and paraprofessionals.

Implementing instructional technology use to engage students and increase academic performance includes many working parts. These parts include hardware such as Chromebooks, iPads, charging carts, servers, access points, firewalls, additional cables and circuits, and many pairs of headphones. It also includes acquiring a vast array of software programs that are used for instruction, remediation, and continuous progress monitoring of individual students’ academic achievement.



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