Digital Learning Day 2016

“Digital media enables us to build more stages for our kids to express themselves.” – Marco Torres

National Digital Learning Day 2016 (#DLDay) is February 17th, 2016. Digital Learning Day began in 2012 as a way to ensure all students have access to high-quality learning opportunities. It is not about technology; it is about learning. Digital Learning Day promotes the effective use of today’s tools/online resources/digital content to improve the learning experiences for our students. Instruction includes opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere to ensure all students reach their full potential.

Digital Learning Day site has lots of resources and ideas that you can do with your students. Here are three more:

  1. Create a class Instagram page and have students share pictures of them using technology in the classroom. Then continue to share via Instagram the rest of the year! It’s referred to as picture blogging.
  2. As a class or in small groups rewrite (lyrics) and recreate a song that represents all the great things you have done in the classroom with technology and learning. Here is one a local school did for the Carolina Panthers to wish them luck in the SuperBowl.
  3. Have students create poems reflecting on digital tools they have used in the classroom. For examples, check out these students reflections on their school year.

I would love to know what you are going to do for Digital Learning day 2016! Please share in the comments.



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