Students Were the Stars on Digital Learning Day

Students took center stage for Digital Learning Day!  On Wednesday, February 6th as students celebrated across the nation by using  technology and media in their classrooms, Discovery Education students and their teachers tuned in from  27 states and 4 countries to learn from each other! Students representing 8 different states shared how they use educational apps to understand new concepts or highlight what they’ve learned.

If you missed this extraordinary event, take a moment to learn from the students by watching this archived version.  You can also preview their handouts and presentation here.

Special thank you to New Village Leadership Academy’s Savannah Wolf for being our first student host.  Here’s what she has to say after our event:

Being the first student host was a little nerve-racking but with the help of my family and my school cheering me on, I knew I could do it. I was really happy because my Dad was in the room with me! It was very exciting- and he even video taped it! I really enjoyed being the student host! It was an amazing experience that I would love to do again. I especially loved talking to many students and teachers and about their favorite apps!

Of course, when working with technology there’s always a glitch! The power went out in our school in the middle of the broadcast. It felt like an hour, but it was only a couple of minutes before we were back on.

Some of the apps that I heard about were Drawing Pad, Toontastic, iMovie, Edmodo, Nearpod, Strip Designer, Sketch Nation and many more. Out of all the apps I’ve learned about, the one that fascinated me was Fooducate. This app was very interesting. It scans labels and tells you if the food you are eating is good for you or not. Fooducate would be a great app for my health class! I can’t wait to share it with my teacher!

For everyone who watched, I hope you enjoyed the show and learned a lot! I can’t wait to see what the next webinar will be!

Thanks again to these stellar Discovery Students for sharing their knowledge with the world!

Take a look at pictures from our celebration of Digital Learning Day

Comments

  1. Andy Schaefer

    Thanks to all participating students for your great display of leadership and for sharing your knowledge with us. Congratulations to Savannah Wolf for being the pioneering first student host!

  2. Peg Hartwig

    You all did a wonderful Job! It was great to see this live event with kids connecting from around the US, presenting together! This Live stream connected kids and classrooms, sharing more than just Apps. The diversity of learners working and learning together was very powerful!

  3. Genny Kahlweiss

    To all the students in the broadcast I was so proud of you to come on the Web and share about your apps and how you are learning with your digital devices. I was watching with a group of High School Teachers in Albuquerque, New Mexico and they had never seen a Webinar hosted by students before and they watch for 30 mins. They were learning from you and thinking of how they could do something like this with their students. They just got 2 classroom carts of iPads to use with their Science Department and are new users. When they saw how creative you were with your iPads you were inspiring these teachers to try new teaching techniques to use with their students. Maybe we can get them to participate with their students on the next Digital Learning Day Event.
    I learned about some new apps from your presentation so I will continue to share what you taught me. Thanks so much for sharing with the world from your classroom. Savannah I am sure this was exciting for you. Thanks for being such a great host.

    To all the students and teachers keep up the great work that you are doing. We can all make a difference with sharing and learning.
    Happy Apps to You!

  4. Kristin Tarnas

    Mahalo to all of the students who had the courage and energy and skills to present about excellent app being used in their classrooms. And thank you so much to all of the teachers who facilitated this process, making it so successful for the students and everyone in the audience. I am sure that many, like my Fifth Grade class, learned about new app opportunities that are actually working for students in technologically innovative classrooms. It is great to see what is being used successfully in classrooms! Thank you to Discovery Education for hosting and to Carol Anne McGuire and teacher from Rock Our World for being the seed of this Student Led App Conference idea! Mahalo!

  5. Winnie

    Everyone did such a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing all these terrific resources with us!

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