‘Tech buddies’ pair up for Digital Day In the NewsMarch 16, 2015
A pair of first and fourth graders at Mountain View Elementary School stood at the interactive whiteboard and explained to their peers all about beavers. Moving through a series of slides, they explained what beavers look like, what they eat and what their habitat is. The boys concluded with a fun fact: Beavers can hold their breath for about 15 minutes. “That’s a long time,” said Boladz. The kids and students applauded.It was part of Digital Learning Day, a national event promoted by the Center for Digital Learning and Policy. It’s designed for schools to increase their knowledge and understanding of how best to use technology to support students’ learning, said David Huber, Mountain View principal.
Happy Digital Learning Day! This post is our last post for the Digital Learning Challenge. As a reminder, to be entered to win the tablet, you need to have added a meaningful comment to each of the 10 posts in this challenge. You have until midnight tonight to complete all 10. This weekend, we will be reviewing the comments and on Monday, we will select and announce a winner. If you enjoyed this challenge, we encourage you to take part in next week’s Digital Heroism Challenge. There will be a new chance to win prizes, and the authors of the posts are some amazing people.
The efficient use of time is what makes the difference in the effectiveness of any endeavor—and education is no different. But with so many standards, so many different student needs and levels, and so many curriculum options—the efficient use of time in the classroom is not an easy task. That is why blended learning is exciting. Technology alone can’t manage time. But, it can efficiently deliver instruction, feedback, and student data to teachers, so that teachers can better manage their time to give one-on-one help to struggling students, challenge gifted students, and inspire and empower each student to do their best.
Happy Digital Learning Day! Project Tomorrow is proud to be a longstanding Core Partner in Digital Learning Day. Subsequently, we've released a new participation map and a special sneak peek at the 2014 National Findings for K-12 students titled: Top Ten Things Everyone Should Know About K-12 Students' Views on Digital Learning. Additionally all 2014 Speak Up district contacts now have access to a new data report to help with data analysis.
Digital Learning Day In the NewsMarch 16, 2015
The digital revolution has provided unparalleled access to information, and empowered people to do their own research, education and learning. Digital Learning Day celebrates the use of digital technology in learning, and in particular highlights innovative and forward-thinking us of technology for learning in the classroom.
Digital learning is an instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. It emphasizes high-quality instructional pedagogy and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessments, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere, and personalized instruction to ensure all students reach their full potential to succeed in college and a career.
Virtually everyday there are new apps, websites and technically-enabled teaching methods released that have the potential to transform one or multiple aspects of K-12 learning. Too bad most of us will never be exposed to them. While innovation within the educational technology arena is growing at an unprecedented rate, all too often the benefits are confined by geography, multimedia literacy, and access.
Digital Learning Day at Catoctin In the NewsMarch 12, 2015
March 13th is Digital Learning Day! In celebration of this day Catoctin Elementary School is sharing a few of the ways we incorporate technology into our classrooms. Miss Webber's fourth grade class has created a blog, "Kids Fighting for Kids," to bring awareness to pediatric cancer. They have written letters, created public service announcements, and will be Skyping with students from Penn State to discuss their fundraising efforts during THON.
Virtually every day there are new apps, websites and technically enabled teaching methods released that have the potential to transform one or multiple aspects of K-12 learning. Too bad most of us will never be exposed to them. While innovation within the educational technology arena is growing at an unprecedented rate, all too often the benefits are confined by geography, multimedia literacy, and access.
Digital Learning Day is about sharing innovative practices in digital learning to help students. Digital learning strategies are a crucial foundation of the work of the Research & Innovation Network. Below are eight blogs to inspire research-based digital learning strategies.