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Published on March 22nd, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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LES students participate in DEN Voices Connect

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Lexington Elementary School students in Ms. Terri Gill’s fifth-grade class recently participated in Discovery Educator Network’s Voices Connect 2015–2016, using the computer application Padlet to communicate digitally with a fifth-grade class in Joppa, Maryland.

During their music class on Tuesday, March 15, LES students communicated with fifth-grade students in Maryland. The interaction made it fun to find out where their respective schools are located, to share what they were learning in their music classes and to compare climate and experiences at their respective schools. This is the second year that LES has participated in DEN Voices Connect.

DEN Voices Connect enables students in schools worldwide to learn the same song and record an audio or video version of the song. A virtual choir performance will be aired in May that combines audio or video of the same song recorded by students at multiple schools. DEN Voices Connect celebrates friendship, peace and music by enabling students to globally reach out and connect with students at other schools and explore digital media content based on the common song that all students learn.

Recently, LES Technology Integration Specialist Suzanne Brooks and LES Music Teacher Tricia Hood recorded a video of the fifth-grade students performing the song with choreographed dance moves for use in the DEN Voices Connect virtual choir performance.

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