Have you ever heard of Digital Learning Day? Yeah, me neither! I saw someone post something on Twitter about it, so I had to check it out. Apparently, it’s a pretty big deal, and it’s taking place on February 5, 2014! According to the website, www.digitallearningday.org, “Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and a career.” There are lots of options for teachers who want to participate. You can sign a pledge to support digital learning, sign up to receive email updates with lesson and activity ideas, and you can add your planned activities to a map and network with other teachers who are planning activities similar to your own.
I have taken the pledge, and I challenge you to take it as well. Simply click on the “Take the Pledge” image above to be taken directly to the pledge. I have also added my planned activities to the map. I am planning to coordinate several Google Hangouts across my district. I’m going to connect elementary, middle, and high school classrooms to play a game of “Who Am I?”, where the students will ask questions to identify famous authors or historical figures.
Some other activities that teachers have added to the map include:
- examining websites for authenticity, validity, and reliability
- learning how to compose emails and safely communicate using GMail
- creating a “What Is It?” picture book by taking up close pictures using microscopes and document cameras
Are you going to participate in Digital Learning Day on February 5, 2014? If so, please leave a comment and share what you’ll be doing…and don’t forget to add it to the map at www.digitallearningday.org. While you’re there, check out the great lesson plans and the Tip of the Day.