Digital Conversion

Shifting from a paper-based world to a primarily digital world in which all students and teachers have access to a personal computing device and the internet at any time is defined as Digital Conversion. This change in schools would support today’s technological demands of 21st century learning. It would affect instruction, pedagogy, professional development, student and teacher motivation, the relationship between teacher and student, and the way information is learned. In August of this year May Valley Elementary School in the Floyd County School District celebrated the launch of its new launch Digital Conversion Program in which Dell Latitude Education Series laptop computers were given to all 5th and 9th grade students, teachers and staff members. Next year more computers will be rolled out to students as the school continues it shift towards Digital Conversion. Prior to students receiving a laptop, parents signed waivers to ensure their children would properly care for the device, and students took an oath and pledging to be “good digital citizens”. With the progression of time it is of great hope to see students accessing an equitable, effective digital learning environment within their school day in order to foster skills needed to be globally competitive adults.


About debraboeve

I am a wife and mother of two boys, ages six and three. I love my job as an Assistant Principal in Southern California. I am currently in a Doctoral program in Educational Leadership. These life pursuits occupy my time, and some days I wish there were more hours in the day. It is important for me to be a life long learner and to be an exemplary role model for my boys. Thus given the time I am not at work or using my time to complete course work, I try my best to afford my family the quality time they deserve. It's all about finding balance while being a life long learner.
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2 Responses to Digital Conversion

  1. Danette says:

    I like seeing digital conversion in action! I have been considering Morrisville Graded School District as the primary district embracing digital conversion. I am glad to see other districts following their example. It’s exciting to see the students learn and interact with the exciting world of technology! Thanks for sharing.


  2. Bonni says:

    That video is priceless. It is so fun to see the 21st century skills being articulated by such young minds.


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