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Digital Learning Day Tip of the Day: Character Development Content to Celebrate Martin Luther King’s Legacy

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January 16, 2012 07:35 pm

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Using robust digital content in conjunction with language arts, social studies, and character development activities can help bring important issues to light to improve school environments.

Today, I want to pass along this as a free resource to the Digital Learning Day community in celebration of MLK day.

The Power, Prejudice and Preventing Ethnic Conflict site is a free resource offered by Ripple Effects that is a multimedia, skill building program, which includes compelling true stories and an engaging game.

To help Martin Luther King’s legacy to endure, we need to empower today’s young people, not only with his vision of personal transformation and political change, but with the practical abilities needed to translate that vision into an ever deepening social reality. That includes understanding the relationship between power, prejudice and ethnic conflict and how stereotypes can work as the justifying rationale for social injustice.

You can also “like” Digital Learning Day on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NationalDigitalLearningDay and follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #DLDay or @DLDay2012. Another popular hashtag for digital learning is #DigLN.

Sara White Hall is the director of the Center for Secondary School Digital Learning and Policy at the Alliance for Excellent Education.

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