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Learn How Gahanna Jefferson Public Schools is Embracing High-Tech in the Classroom

 Saturday, February 08, 2014

Gahanna Jefferson Public SchoolsWhen Heartland Bank jumped into the new “digital” world back in 2011, we were proud to offer simple mobile banking solutions that gave customers access to their accounts on the go. Customers appreciated the convenience of banking on their mobile devices through an app developed for use on both Apple and Android mobile platforms. The Gahanna Jefferson Public Schools have embraced technology as well through the gamut of cloud computing, bandwidth, HTML, java applets, spyware detection and web services – all while developing a great digital learning curriculum for the students in the district.

Blended learning, mobile devices, flipped classrooms… what does it all mean? For current and future students, the classroom landscape is changing to provide a more robust and connected education. Technology links students to a global audience and turns them into creators of digital media, while helping them practice future collaboration skills.

Digital Learning Day began in 2012, and this year’s third-annual celebration took place across the country on Feb. 5.

“Blended learning gives us an opportunity to bring web 2.0 tools and sites into the classroom, like EdModo (an online classroom tool with a Facebook-like interface,)” said Jason Hardin, GLHS environmental science teacher. “We can also keep in touch with each other both inside and outside the classroom.”

At Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools, students in all grades have the opportunity to use technology in their classes. Whether they are participating in an ‘Hour of Code’ session for Computer Science Education Week or programming LEGO robots in their after-school elementary robotics club, they are becoming more familiar with technology. Music teachers have even live-streamed review sessions.

“The kids just love LEGO robotics,” said Melissa George, fourth grade science and math teacher. “They just don’t realize how much science and math is involved.”

High school students develop digital citizenship skills by explaining social media to their parents at a community university workshop and by live-tweeting with their government class during the State of the Union address.

“Everything is mobile. Our kids want to be the ones developing the programs,” said Marcie Aiello, GLHS teacher and Programming Club advisor. “A little knowledge goes a long way.”

To learn more about the district’s digital innovations, please visit:

An era of incredible technological advances has revolutionized how consumers do their banking. Heartland Bank clients easily access their funds by using our mobile banking apps and will soon enjoy the benefits of Mobile Remote Deposit Capture, a feature that provides the ability to take a snapshot of a check and then issue instructions to the bank to deposit it into a specific account.

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