A little more about Digital Learning Day #DLDay
Digital Learning Day, as I mentioned in my previous post, is an effort to bring more of us together to share and showcase effective technology in the classroom. Our ultimate goal as educators is to provide the best learning experience for our students. The Alliance for Excellent Education and the countless contributors to Digital Learning Day are hoping to provide yet another place and opportunity for us to do just that.
Two highlights of the #DLDay site are their Toolkits and Showcase pages. The Toolkits offer resources (initially) based on who would be using them. Among others, there is a section for Teachers & Librarians and another for District Leaders. Within each section, you can refine your search to focus in on your purpose or subject area. There is even a section if you or your colleagues are not sure where to start.
After checking out the Toolkits, take a look at the Showcase. Districts, schools, and libraries from across the country have been given a place to share their efforts and successes as they move towards creating improved learning experiences for their students. And if you look over at the left sidebar on the Showcase page, you can submit what you or your school is doing for Digital Learning Day. You may even be showcased in the Town Hall Meeting in Washington D.C. on February 1.
Go take a look for yourself. This isn’t just about February 1, rather it’s about sharing what we’re already doing to improve learning through technology and how we can engage others around us. Please mark your calendar and make the effort to share the day with your colleagues and districts. This is just one more opportunity to bring about change through our already valiant efforts.
And here is a little blurb from CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight when Digital Learning Day was first announced: