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Local Schools Participate in First-ever Digital Learning Day

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Several schools in Southern W.Va. are set to participate in the first-ever Digital Learning Day, which gives them an opportunity to learn math, science, engineering and technology through an innovative program that includes designing their own educational video games.

Globaloria is a social networking platform designed to help students learn about a variety of subjects by collaborating with teachers and peers to design educational video games that they can then share with people across the world.

Oak Hill, Fayetteville, Greenbrier East and West, Monroe County, Liberty and Woodrow Wilson High Schools will be participating in the Digital Learning Day, along with Eastern Greenbrier Middle School and Monroe County Technical Center.

Former W.Va. Govenor Bob Wise, now President of Globaloria partner the Alliance for Excelent Education, is excited to promote Digital Learning Day throughout the Mountain State and the rest of the country.

"This day will challenge education professionals and policymakers al all levels to start a conversation, make a proclamation, or create a plan," said Wise. "Digital Learning Day is more than just a day. It is about building a digital learning movement that provides teachers with better tools to truly provide a quality education for every child."

More than 2,000 youth in 60 schools and community centers across the nation will participate in the Digital Learning Day activities.

More information about Globaloria can be found at http://www.globaloria.org. The official Digital Learning Day website is http://www.digitallearningday.org/.

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