February 22, 2017

Watchworthy Wednesday: Celebrate Digital Learning Day Feb. 23

Categories: Digital Learning, Edtech
kids using tech to figure out a puzzle

Students and educators nationwide will be taking part in Digital Learning Day (DLDay) tomorrow, focusing on innovative ways technology enhances teaching and learning.

“In some classrooms and out-of-school programs across the country, educators are doing some pretty amazing things with technology,” according to the Alliance for Excellent Education. “Yet, these pockets of innovation are confined to a small number of schools and communities. Digital Learning Day was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live.”

As part of the sixth annual DLDay, scores of events are taking place online. Among them is the Alliance’s webinar, “The Value of a Connected Classroom,” at 11 a.m. Feb. 23.  The featured speakers will be Harrison Goodwin, superintendent of Chesterfield County Schools in South Carolina; Christian Johnson, fifth-grade teacher at Hawthorne Elementary School in Maryland; Shannon McClintock Miller, teacher librarian and technology integration specialist from Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect; and, from the Alliance for Excellent Education, Phillip Lovell, vice President of policy development and government relations, and Bob Wise, president.

Another way to participate is to join the conversation on social media, using the #DLDay hashtag.

The Alliance’s video gallery highlights digital learning strategies as presented in different schools across the country. This one features the “transformation in teaching and learning, ensuring that every teacher and every student has access to rigorous content, that is updated and alive, for students to access anytime anywhere”:

Banner image credit: Sara Cooper

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