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Hall, Gainesville schools use mix of digital, paper learning
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DaVinci Academy teacher Matthew Wildeboer helps Jaclyn Minter, center, with a question Aug. 17 during an eighth-grade advanced literature class. Ashlee Armand, left, and Sophia Chica also work on their project, which did not require the use of paper as all work was researched, compiled and completed on a laptop.
DaVinci Academy teacher Matthew Wildeboer takes advantage of the fact that his students have laptops at school, using Canvas, Hall County Schools’ web-based learning program. It allows teachers to make assignments and give students feedback on their work. “We use Canvas pretty extensively in my class,” Wildeboer said. “I have the students go to a certain unit that I’ve prepared and have them click a link to go to the Canvas stuff. When they have writing assignments, I have them submit them on Canvas. There’s actually a lot of great opportunities on Canvas for providing writing feedback.”