Innovation: Education

Digital Learning Day at The Edge

digital learning day at The Edge

As part of celebrating Digital Learning Day yesterday, we visited The Edge team at Essex Middle School for their annual Project Fair, where students share their learning with the community. Here’s a look at some of the amazing work on display.

 

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One group of students was using an iPad to remotely monitor the development of a clutch of hatching chicks.

 

This student, inspired by a trip to Winooski Mill, replicated a water mill in Google Sketch-Up as part of a lesson plan he created for others wanting to learn Sketch-Up.
This student, inspired by a trip to Winooski Mill, replicated a water mill in Google Sketch-Up as part of a lesson plan he created for others wanting to learn Sketch-Up.

 

One student used her iPad to produce stop-motion animation for sharing online.
One student used her iPad to produce stop-motion animation for sharing online.

 

A group of students collaborated on building a Minecraft game about sustainability. In the game, you enter a world where electrical power is dying out, and you must shoot the monster stealing it.
A group of students collaborated on building a Minecraft game about sustainability. In the game, you enter a world where electrical power is dying out, and you must slay the monster stealing it.

 

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A pair of students researched the history of space exploration, as well as its future, and produced a presentation on the topic, which they gave to a local Cub Scout troop and a class of 3rd graders.

 

For a round-up of more Digital Learning Day activities in Vermont, check out Lucie delaBruere’s Storify. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for Edmunds Middle School’s Digital Learning Day on February 11th. Of course, we know for many of you, digital learning days take place year-round…

Tell us: how did your school celebrate Digital Learning Day?

 

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Audrey Homan

Audrey Homan is a Vermont-based digital media producer, and producer of The 21st Century Classroom podcast. She's worked in non-profit communications for more than a decade, and in her spare time writes tiny video games and mucks about with augmented reality and arduinos, ably assisted by five dogs.

Interviewing students and yelling in PHP are the best parts of her job.

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