Students to present at Microsoft for Digital Learning Day 

Presentations to highlight how technology has helped transform learning 

Teams from 10 HISD high schools will be making presentations to Microsoft executives this Thursday, Feb. 23, as part of Digital Learning Day. The student presentations highlight how HISD’s one-to-one laptop initiative, also known as PowerUp, has impacted learning both in and out of the classroom.

The ten teams were selected from among 45 high schools who participated in Together with Tech, the district’s first ever student-led technology conference that took place Feb. 11 at Lamar High School. Student presentations at the conference used technology-based platforms that included digital animation, mobile app design, and tools such as Google Earth.  

The 10  winning teams will not only present to Microsoft executives on Digital Learning Day, but will be given a private tour of their Houston facility. The winning teams include students from: Furr, East Early, Westside, Kashmere, Worthing, DeBakey, Sam Houston, Lamar, the Energy Institute, and the Middle College High School at Felix Fraga.

Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for teachers and students to highlight great teaching practices and instructional technology programs that engage students and improving academic outcomes. This grassroots effort blossomed into a massive nationwide celebration as teachers and students realized that Digital Learning Day is not about technology, it’s about learning. Share what you are doing for Digital Learning Day on social media with the hashtags #DLDay and #HISD.