Digital Learning Day 2013
Held every February, Digital Learning Day marks a series of state and national events that showcase technology integration programs in K-12 schools and districts. Here in Washington, we honor all the fine work taking place across the state by educators and edtech staff who believe that, in the 21st century, technology is an essential element of classroom life.
Video Explores the iMiller iPad Integration Project
To celebrate Digital Learning Day 2013, we produced a video that tells the story of the iMiller iPad Integration Project. One year ago, all 500 students at Miller Junior High in Aberdeen were issued an iPad for classroom use. The video takes a look at the inner workings of the program, and shows how this portable learning technology is affecting the teachers and students who use the iPads every day.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn visited Miller Junior High on Digital Learning Day in 2012 and was able to see the launch of the iPad integration program. At a special school assembly, Dorn encouraged the staff and students to maximize the benefit of this user-friendly learning device.
When learning goes digital, notes Dorn, the classroom opens up. “Kids can connect with the best and latest learning resources and build important tech skills. Teachers add a whole new set of tools and practices for instruction. Technology makes learning possible anytime, anywhere.”