Across the world on Friday, educators celebrated Digital Learning Day by sharing the strategies that have worked in the classroom. Technology’s role in schools includes connecting the informational dots, capturing and reflecting on student artifacts and helping teachers personalize their approaches. In an EdSurge article from 2014, education blogger Shelly Terrell identified four trends she sees in K–12 schools as technology becomes more ubiquitous:
The Future is Now: Digital Learning Day is Today In the NewsMarch 16, 2015
It isn't every day that it is DIGITAL LEARNING DAY, but today is just that: Friday, March 13, from 1 pm to 2: 15 pm EDT you will see examples of the best digital practices in classrooms around the country. It is a once a year special for teachers, students and parents to learn about the latest effective uses of digital technology in the K12 classroom.
Strengthening Our Professional Practices with Digital Feedback—Digital Learning Day 2015 NCLE Gallery Walk In the NewsMarch 16, 2015
Given that Friday, March 13, is the official Digital Learning Day hosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education, with a focus on policy and practice related to digital learning in schools, it's appropriate that's what's trending this week is Fast Company's Sector Forecast, 5 Big Ways Education Will Change by 2020. I wonder if the FastCo article's timeliness was a coincidence? Here's what resonated most with me (and I hope you'll share below your own reflections as well):
STEM-themed Online Trivia Game Offers Interactive, Learning Activity for Students of All Ages In the NewsMarch 16, 2015
Educators at Connections Academy are offering a fun, free, online trivia game focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts for students of all ages. The launch of Connections Academy Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge: STEM Edition comes as teachers, students and families prepare to celebrate Digital Learning Day on March 13 and Pi Day on March 14. Digital Learning Day is a national celebration of great teaching practicespowered by digital resourcesthat improve the overall learning experience in Americas K-12 public schools.
Somebody proclaimed that Friday was national Digital Learning Day. I admit I didn't really tune in to my emails and tweets about this. But I have tuned in a couple times lately to what is going on at Mukwonago High School, where you could call every day digital learning day. Or, more specifically, information technology learning day. Three certified computer science teachers, 185 students in computer science classes (out of a student body of about 1,600), and, coming next year, the launch of an Information Technology Academy within the school that will build on what is already in place.
Digital Learning Day was launched in 2012 by the Alliance for Excellent Education, and has been supported by other groups and corporate sponsors. The purpose is to showcase how technology can “improve student outcomes and support teachers.” chalkandchairThere will be a number of events, including one in Washington D.C. that will be live-streamed. Individual schools, classes, and institutions that are participating with their own events are encouraged to register what they are doing here
Gamification explored at national seminar at MCC In the NewsMarch 16, 2015
The possibilities of using game mechanics and game design techniques in non-game contexts such as teaching and learning — gamification — was explored at a national seminar organised by the English Department of the Malabar Christian College (MCC) here. The seminar was organised as part of the Digital Learning Day celebrations on the campus on Thursday.
Schools and students across the country observed Friday (March 13, 2015) as national Digital Learning Day. So it was no surprise that Pottsgrove High School – whose principal, Dr. Bill Ziegler, was recently honored as among this year’s top three digital administrators in the U.S. – also played a significant role in marking the day.
Mountainview holds Digital Learning Day In the NewsMarch 16, 2015
Textbooks and worksheets took a backseat role Friday, March 13, as Mountainview Elementary School took part in National Digital Learning Day. Principal Karen Collins said the school hosted a “No Paper and Pencil Day” back in 2011 to sharpen the students’ skills with computer technology. However, it caught the attention of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, D.C.–based national policy and advocacy organization, and the first National Digital Learning Day was held at schools across the country the following year.
Social Studies Digital Learning Day In the NewsMarch 16, 2015
Organised and funded by Education Scotland, this session aims to engage practitioners in lively professional dialogue about the success and challenges of using digital learning in the Social Studies classroom. Join us live from Stirling Management Centre on Saturday 21st March from 10am – 12.15pm.