Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Crystal Apple :: Digital Voice Award Winner!

The Digital Voice Awards (DVA) are sponsored by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and honor exemplary classroom technology projects in Los Angeles county. 

In the past ten years, Mrs. Yollis and her students have won two "Best Overall Elementary Project" DVA awards and several of her students have won individual DVAs. This year is the tenth anniversary of the awards. Mrs. Yollis is thrilled to be selected for the 10th anniversary Crystal Apple award. The Crystal Apple award is bestowed upon ten Los Angeles County Teachers to honor their innovative technology projects and creative teaching practices.  

Mrs. Drake, from LACOE, came to the classroom to present Mrs. Yollis with the Crystal Apple.  

Here is some information from the DVA website: 

The 10th Anniversary Digital Voice Awards Celebration webcast it tomorrow, May 21, 2015! The 2015 Digital Voice Awards (DVA) honors exemplary classroom instructional technology projects from educators from schools across Los Angeles County. Projects are created with a variety of technology tools in areas across the K-12 curriculum. Projects align and reflect the California standards, including the Common Core State Standards, and are created by individual students, student teams, whole classrooms of students, and even school-wide and global projects!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Digital Voice Awards, ten teachers were selected to receive the Crystal Apple award. The Crystal Apple honors teachers who innovate with technology projects and display creative teaching practices to make an engaging environment for their students. The Crystal Apple honorees serve as a model for educators across Los Angeles County and beyond!

Mrs. Yollis is exceedingly proud of her 
Digital Voice :: Crystal Apple Award


  1. Dear Mrs.Yollis and class,

    Congratulations on the award! I had a fun time waiting in the classroom, and getting to see what the Crystal Apple looked like. I really enjoyed meeting Mrs.Drake who presented the apple to Mrs.Yollis.

    There was a case and the letter that was in there had a nice speech. The Digital Voice Awards (DVA) has given Mrs.Yollis a lot of awards that she is very proud of, and the apple shined brightly like a crystal.

    Kudos to you,


  2. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Congratulations on receiving the Crystal Apple award!

    You are such a wonderful example to all teachers of how to incorporate technology in meaningful and fun ways into the classroom. You have some very lucky students who benefit immensely from all of your innovative ideas.

    I am so very happy for you! I am also very pleased that LACOE recognized your contributions. I already knew you were an exceptional teacher so it's really nice to have LACOE agree with me.

    Barb (Troy's Grandma from Wisconsin)

  3. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I think you have done a terrific job teaching, and I think you're an amazing teacher to be in the top ten people to get the Digital Voice Award's Crystal Apple, and I think you have done a great job using tons of technology. Last I think you earned the Crystal Apple.


  4. Dear Mrs Yollis,
    A well deserved award and hearty congratulations! You thoroughly deserve to be recognised for your contributions in this field - and I am thrilled that I have the opportunity to work with you on a regular basis. Keep up the good work, my friend!
    Mrs Monaghan

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Wow- congratulations! I am thrilled that your amazing work integrating technology into the classroom is being recognized. You were and are a pioneer.


    Tara M.


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