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Digital learning day comes to Wausau schools

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - Students at several Wausau elementary schools used digital technology to solve a mystery on Wednesday.

It was part of a project to highlight the use of devices like iPads and smart boards to help teachers teach and help students learn, organizers said.

Fifth graders at Riverview Elementary connected to their counterparts at Franklin Elementary via Skype, allowing students in both classrooms to see each other.

Using Chrome books the students then asked each other simple "yes" or "no" questions to try to identify what community and school the students were located in.

It took the students about 10 minutes to learn each other's whereabouts.

Keshia Mashak, instructional technology integration specialist for Wausau schools, says the exercise showed students how to collaborate.

"This is a great way for kids to see  how they can work together in the classroom to solve problems and also reach out to students in other areas and make that connection," said Mashak.
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