District 58 parents head into classroom for digital learning
Downers Grove School District 58's emphasis on digital learning has extended beyond the classroom, with parents picking up tips on how to use iPhones, iPads and other devices to enhance learning.
DOWNERS GROVE — No matter how astute the student, many parents of young children will say, when it comes down to homework versus “Angry Birds”, it’s really no contest.
But — as a Downers Grove School District 58’s technology facilitator told a roomful of parents last week — it doesn’t have to be.
Kristen Olsen recalled a friend’s elementary student, and how when he could not get past a level in the iPhone game, she talked to the student about the angle, force and trajectory of the flying bird. Suddenly “Angry Birds” became a rudimentary physics lesson, she said.
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