Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proclaimed today, Feb. 6, 2013, as the second annual Digital Learning Day in West Virginia--a day that celebrates teachers and focuses on innovation and the effective use of technology in the classroom.
Last year, the Alliance for Excellent Education, which former Gov. Bob Wise serves as president, started National Digital Learning Day. The Alliance was inspired by Mountainview Elementary School in Monongalia County where educators challenged themselves and their students to a No Paper/ No Pencil Day in exchange for computers.
"I'm proud of the students and staff at Mountainview Elementary School for taking a leadership role and embracing technology in the classroom," Gov. Tomblin said. "We've been actively laying the ground work so that more schools can follow Mountainview's lead--improving student performance through innovation and building confidence through the use of technology."
Across the country, in 2012, more than 16,000 teachers and 42 states participated in the first Digital Learning Day.