“To achieve goals you have never achieved before, you’ve got to start doing things that you never done before.” Stephen Covey

National Digital Learning Day

Today’s students need to achieve 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. In order to cultivate this, I believe in building upon a child’s curiosity and encourage them to pursue new knowledge. What better way to kick start this then on National Digital Learning Day on February 6th, 2013! National Digital Learning day is a great day to start transforming your classroom if you have not already and if you have, then try something new, such as a new web tool, a based learning approach or going paperless!

Our school district is encouraging each school to do something for National Digital Learning Day no matter how big or small. As a district we are also having an ‘unconference’. An unconference is a low-key place where educators will learn, share, exchange ideas on different topics such as digital literacy, iPad integration, flipped classroom and BYOT. We will also be having a ‘petting zoo’ so educators can see different devices that could be brought in for BYOT as well. The teachers will be able to see how to put it onto the network along with the devices features.

So I ask my blog family, what are you doing for National Digital Learning Day? Please share in the comment section so we can gain ideas from each other!

To learn more about how to be a part of this groundbreaking event, sign up at here. NDLD site has a great Tool Kit with Lesson Plans and Ideas.

You can also “like” Digital Learning Day on Facebook at and follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #DLDday and @DLDay2013

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