COLUMBIA COUNTY, Georgia (WJBF) — Adapting to the digital world, Columbia County school leaders say the district’s first digital learning day last Friday was a success.
It allowed students to explore different digital activities. There were no textbooks or pencils. All courses were electronic.
At Tuesday night’s school board meeting, members received an update on ways technology can be taught to students in the classroom and at home.
“We learned a lot. I think the kids learned a lot,” Associate Superintendent Michele Sherman said. “Most of the comments I received were, ‘It was great to be in my child’s class. I got to see the incredible things they do.”
School leaders want to ensure that using technology such as tablets and personal computers is second nature to students upon graduation.
“We hope that by the time they leave they will be adequately prepared to enter the workforce or college, and we know that many of our universities and colleges use these same learning tools,” Sherman said.
Sherman says that after thinking back to the first day of digital learning, they found ways to advance the technology for students that could be implemented next school year.
“Of course, as with anything new, we’ve received feedback on ways to improve and we’ll definitely continue to work on that and review those responses,” Sherman said.
The next digital learning day will take place in March 2023.