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Tip of the Day: 7 days and counting…1,455,000 students participating so far!

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January 25, 2012 05:30 pm

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Tip of the Day:

1. Announcing a New Digital Learning Day Video Contest for Teachers and Students

2. Checklist for Participation: It’s As Easy As “I, 2, 3”

3. Generous Grant Opportunity

ANNOUNCING! Digital Learning Day’s Video Contest

We want to hear how digital learning is improving your school and how you celebrated Digital Learning Day! There are categories for Teachers, High School Students, Middle School, and Elementary Students. Go to Digital Learning Day’s website and click on “Contests” or go directly to http://www.digitallearningday.org/awards/ to view the categories, directions and rules. Submissions will be due on Friday, March 2nd.

A Quick Checklist for your participation in Digital Learning Day:

  1. Make a plan to celebrate Digital Learning Day at your school with your students. Go to the Teacher Toolkit for idea from us and teachers like you. The Awesome Ideas link provides templates you can customize that may give you some ideas to get started.
  2. DONE!  If you are getting this note directly, you have already signed up to participate. So mark that off your list!
  3. You are encouraged to watch the live town hall meeting being streamed via the Internet on February 1, 2012.  You can view this on your own, with colleagues, or as a class. Please make sure to register to get the directions, bookmark the link, and test your system before the live webcast on February 1 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time.

Generous Grant Offering from USA TODAY

In honor of Digital Learning Day, USA TODAY is offering participating teachers and their students free access to its electronic edition (an interactive digital replica of the print edition).

USA TODAY’s electronic edition helps you reinforce and bring relevance to the concepts you are teaching in your classroom by connecting them to events happening today. By using USA TODAY, students develop higher-order thinking skills such as analysis and synthesis to arrive at new solutions. And “real world” information engages students and motivates them to learn.  For more information or to sign up for a free classroom subscription, go to the Grants and Contests Page on the Digital Learning Day Website.

If you’d like to receive these daily tips by email, sign up to participate in Digital Learning Day at http://www.digitallearningday.org.

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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