Students in Brunswick County Complete 100,000 Questions

Recently, Mrs. LaTanya Grayson and her second grade students from Red Oak-Sturgeon Elementary School were featured on the IXL Facebook page for completing 100,000 practice questions for this school year. IXL is a personalized learning platform the helps meet the needs of students, PreK-12, in mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, and Spanish.

Ms. Grayson says, “My second grade students absolutely love ixl.com! They can’t wait to complete language arts, math, and science lessons during our weekly computer lab visits. Students also use ixl.com at home. They have learned so much from (the) program and look forward to exceeding their personal goals!”

Chromebook Deployment in Southside Virginia

Student typing on computer.

During the January SVRTC meeting, members from seventeen SVRTC school divisions (Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Danville, Franklin City, Halifax, Hopewell, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Petersburg, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Prince George and Sussex), with a total of twenty-nine professions were present to learn how Danville City schools distributed Chromebooks to their students. 

Cori Sowers, Lead Instructional Technology Resource Teacher at Danville Public Schools, shared how they started the process in 2016 with parent/student sessions to discuss Do’s and Don’ts with the Chromebooks.  She also discussed student/parent responsibility and the equipment agreement and equipment use policy and the district’s policy on fees in case of damaged devices. Her presentation included the Google Sheets used to keep the deployment of devices organized across the personnel involved in deployment, technical support and damages, as well as the collection of devices. Here is a link to her presentation, “1:1 Chromebook Deployment”.  The presentation also includes blank organizational templates for others to copy and use.

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