2015-16 Episodes

#digitalAPS Showcases Arlington Student Film Fest

In this episode, #digitalAPS: Exploring Instructional Frontiers talks with H-B Woodlawn fine theater and film teacher Thomas Mallan and the participants of the Arlington Student Film Fest. Now in its third year, Arlington Student Film Fest allows students to enter their original short films of any genre. The films were judged and then showcased on […]

#digitalAPS Chronicles Sarajevo Music Project

In this episode, #digitalAPS: Exploring Instructional Frontiers chronicles the role technology played in enriching The Sevdah Commission Project. This project was a collaboration between three APS music teachers and resulted in the creation and world premiere of “Songbook: Concerto for Oboe and Winds.” This piece was composed by H-B Woodlawn band director Carl Holmquist, commissioned […]

#digitalAPS Features Jefferson’s TECHGirls

In this episode, #digitalAPS: Exploring Instructional Frontiers talks with Jefferson Middle School students who are part of the school’s TECHGirls club. TJ TECHGirls is an after-school, girls group geared toward encouraging female presence in STEM fields by attending Women in Technology Annual Conferences, competing in STEM competitions and by finding ways to give back to […]

Long Branch Elementary’s Digital Learning Night Featured on #digitalAPS

In this episode, #digitalAPS: Exploring Instructional Frontiers talks with Long Branch Elementary School staff about their digital learning night. During the evening event, parents learned about the work their students are doing on digital devices and how they are being used to support instruction. You can see “#DigitalAPS” on Comcast Cable Channel 70 and Verizon […]

#digitalAPS Highlights Read Across Arlington Project

#digitalAPS Highlights Read Across Arlington Project    This week’s episode of #digitalAPS highlights the Read Across Arlington project between Jamestown and Randolph elementary schools. Read Across Arlington is a technology based, cross-county project with a literacy focus. This project stemmed from a professional development session Jamestown held that targeted elementary classrooms that are implementing 1:1 […]

Abingdon’s Design Challenge Featured on #digitalAPS

In this episode, #digitalAPS: Exploring Instructional Frontiers talks with Abingdon Elementary School fifth grade teacher Jackie Firster and her students about their “Amazing Design Challenge.” Students are using building and coding to problem solve and guide a sphere through a maze that they designed. You can see “#DigitalAPS” on Comcast Cable Channel 70 and Verizon […]

#digitalAPS Visits Nottingham on Digital Learning Day

In this episode, #digitalAPS: Exploring Instructional Frontiers visits Nottingham Elementary School during their Digital Learning Day activities. Digital Learning Day provided parents an opportunity to see how students are using technology in class. Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. It emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides […]

#digitalAPS Highlights Math Tools to Aid in Learning

In this episode, #digitalAPS: Exploring Instructional Frontiers visits Michelle Janney’s seventh grade math class at Williamsburg to showcase some of the different apps and programs available for students to learn math. The apps and programs help teachers facilitate rather than lecture. They also help create a more personalized learning environment and allow teacher to work […]

#digitalAPS Showcases Washington-Lee Chemistry Lesson

In this episode, #digitalAPS: Exploring Instructional Frontiers features an Intensified Chemistry class at Washington-Lee. During class time, students worked within small collaborative groups on activities that were posted on Blackboard. This gave the students greater autonomy in the pacing, and in most cases, to work efficiently enough to finish the bulk of learning during class […]

#digitalAPS Features Technology-Enhanced English/Reading Lesson

In this episode, #digitalAPS: Exploring Instructional Frontiers visits Swanson Middle School to highlight a co-taught sixth grade English/reading lesson. During the lesson, students began drafting narrative non-fiction stories using transition words and phrases to combine ideas or move a story forward (a second quarter SOL standard). The lesson was transformed with the use of technology. […]

#digitalAPS Showcases Apple Camp

In this episode, #digitalAPS: Exploring Instructional Frontiers showcases the APS Apple camp for seventh graders. Apple Camp was created to provide seventh graders with an opportunity to use their APS iPads to create movies over the summer months. During the camp, the students worked with the Apple Creative Team to learn all aspects of movie […]

#digitalAPS Showcases Math App Used at Gunston Middle School

In this episode of #digitalAPS: Exploring Instructional Frontiers, Gunston Middle School seventh grade math teacher Anthony Hyman discusses using iPads and technology in the classroom to help students learn and understand math concepts. You can see “#DigitalAPS” on Comcast Cable Channel 70 and Verizon FiOS Channel 41.  “#DigitalAPS” can also be viewed on YouTube at […]

#digitalAPS Showcases Digital Learning Plans for the Year Ahead

In the premiere episode of the second season of #digitalAPS: Exploring Instructional Frontiers, administrators discuss the vision and roadmap for personalized digital learning devices in the 2015-16 school year. APS will continue its rollout of personalized devices for additional students, and integrate technology into instruction in ways that transform learning for students in the classroom. […]