Office of Digital Learning

Office of Digital Learning

Office of Digital Learning
The Office of Digital Learning provides support and resources to all schools and departments in the district. The primary mission of the department is to support student achievement through the effective integration of technology tools in the classroom. The Office of Digital Learning is responsible for staff professional development, the expanded roll-out of the district’s Learning Management System (LMS), itslearning, as well as the system launch of Bring-Your-Own-Technology (BYOT). The department is also investigating a pilot of a one-to-one take home initiative and is currently engaging all schools across the district in STEM focused curriculum opportunities.

Digital Learning Resources

 itslearning

ItsLearning:
Learning shouldn't be confined to activities that take place in a classroom between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM. ItsLearning helps extend the school day and facilitate blended learning by allowing teachers and students to supplement in-class instruction with an extensive library of digital content that appeals to a variety of learning styles. ItsLearning allows students to safely access all course materials in one controlled location, with one login.


Aspen

Aspen:
Aspen is the student information system used to post student attendance and grades. E-mail alerts can be set up if parents wish to receive notification of grades that fall below a specific threshold. Parents can access all grades, progress reports, and report cards by logging into the system.

Aspen Help Guide

CompassLearning

Compass Learning/Odyssey
-Students in grades K-9 take the norm-referenced MAP assessment three times during the academic year (fall, winter, spring). Assessment data from MAP is used to drive differentiated instruction in the classroom. The Compass Learning program creates individualized student learning paths that students can complete in class and at home. The learning paths connect to specific areas of student need in an effort to increase academic growth in reading and mathematics.


Discovery Education

Discovery Education:
Discovery Education provides high quality, dynamic, digital content. Discovery Education offers a breadth and depth of digital media content that is immersive, engaging and brings the world into the classroom to give every student a chance to experience fascinating people, places, and events. All content is aligned to state standards, can be aligned to custom curriculum, and supports classroom instruction regardless of the technology platform.

www.google.discoveryeducation.com
Student Log in Information:
Refer to student password help on the Aspen home page for password assistance.


Google

Google:
All MCS students and staff have access to the G Suite for Education, which includes Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and more. With this productivity suite of tools, students have the ability to access and complete assignments, create, collaborate, and even receive feedback.

Accessing Your Google Drive
Navigating Your Google Drive – Part I
Google Drive How-to Guides

 Navigating Your Google Drive – Part II
Working with Folders and Files in Google Drive
Google Folders and Files How-to Guides

Sharing in Google Drive   


stem

STEM:
Marietta City students participate in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) activities in every school. Students learn to solve real world problems using the engineering design process and investigate engineering career pathways. 
 
Bird House Design Challenge
This website gives a breakdown of what each
component of the engineering design process. http://betterlesson.com/lesson/633884/stem-lab-designing-a-feeder

STEM Georgia
http://stemgeorgia.org/ 
Engineering is Elementary
A great resource with links to curriculum
http://www.eie.org/ 
Teach Engineering
This site has many great engineering design challenges https://www.teachengineering.org/ 
Design Squad
This is a great place to start teaching about STEM. It has videos and design challenges http://pbskids.org/designsquad/

Best STEM Books from NSTA
http://www.nsta.org/docs/2017BestSTEMBooks.pdf
EDC Resources 
Birdhouse EDC Example       Elementary EDC Template    Elementary EDC Portfolio Template    Secondary EDC Sample    Secondary EDC Template 
 

Contacts

Dr. Jennifer Hernandez
Director of Digital Learning
Office of Digital Learning
377 Henry Drive
Marietta, GA 30064
(678) 919-4590

Mr. Rob Pinto
Digital Learning Specialist
Office of Digital Learning
377 Henry Drive
Marietta, GA 30064
(678) 919-4591

Mrs. Susie Throop
Digital Learning Specialist
Office of Digital Learning
377 Henry Drive
Marietta, GA 30064
(678) 919-4592
 
Mrs. Candice Taylor
Digital Learning Specialist
Office of Digital Learning
377 Henry Drive
Marietta, GA 30064
(678) 919-4594 
 
Mrs. Donna Harleston
Digital Resource Specialist
Office of Digital Learning
377 Henry Drive
Marietta, GA 30064
(678) 919-4593
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