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Digital Learning Day lessons in action: Video commercials, online research models, and collaborating with Russian schools

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February 05, 2013 05:19 pm

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Calling all Educators!

To help educators celebrate Digital Learning Day, the Alliance for Excellent Education is pleased to offer Digital Learning: Lessons in Action, which incorporate multiple strategies with digital learning, such as collaboration, personalized learning, project-based learning, flipped classrooms, virtual access to experts, and simulations.

We encourage you try one of these lessons and blog about it as we lead up to Digital Learning Day. Join the tens of thousands of educators who will tailor these lessons for use in their classrooms on Digital Learning Day and beyond. Try a lesson now!

Today’s lessons are:

Front Pages to Landing Pages: How do you bring history to life for students—and spur them to action? Students learn how to translate knowledge into action by creating and curating research papers on a 20th century American history topic into engaging websites.

Video Introduction   Lesson Plan

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Collaborate with Russian School: Students in Virginia collaborate with students in Russia to learn about culture focusing on similarities and differences in how a school in Russia compares with our school.

Video Introduction    Lesson Plan   Video from Russian Students   Storyboard    Outline

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Thirty Second Propaganda: Students will work in groups to produce a short, persuasive video commercial to advance a political viewpoint on a controversial social issue.

Video Introduction   Lesson Plan  Supplemental Materials

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“I declare!”  Founding Fathers Sound Off on Contemporary Issues: Students use the Online Research Models (ORM’s) to engage in sustained research and critical thinking in order to answer the Essential Question: How would a Founding Father respond to a contemporary American issue?  

Video Introduction     Lesson Plan   Lesson Introduction

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