Across the nation, teachers and students are celebrating Digital Learning Day with the goal to “support the effective use of technology to improve education for all students.” As part of the celebration, all Hillsborough middle and high school math and science classes will be using ExploreLearning Gizmos in their lessons for the day. MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools will be sharing her district’s plans at the national showcase event and virtual conference being broadcasted live from the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Read more
The 3rd largest school district in Florida and the 8th largest district in the nation, Hillsborough County Public Schools has been a pioneer in providing a 21st century learning environment for students. They first implemented Gizmos in 2007, and currently have a subscription for all middle and high science and math teachers, with more than 1,000 teacher-users. Since the launch, students have increased their conceptual understanding of math and science concepts through the use of our innovative educational technology. For example, Michele Yarish, a 7th grade science teacher feels Gizmos contributed to her school having the highest Physical Science exam score in the county.
Larry Plank, Hillsborough’s K-12 STEM Director feels Gizmos “are a magnificent tool for everyone to use.” He appreciates the collaborative relationship ExploreLearning has with Hillsborough to prepare and support teachers. He continues, “They are an educational partner, and that’s what makes ExploreLearning different from my perspective.”
We hope you have a great Digital Learning Day celebration, and we’d love to hear how your school is celebrating!