Digital Learning Day 2018: Resources and Events
Digital Learning Day is February 22!
February 22nd marks one of our favorite days of the year: Digital Learning Day! It’s such an important observance, because in education, it can be easy to feel isolated in the work you conduct in the classroom. So many teachers are exploring creative innovations using instructional technology, but getting the word out to other educators is tricky. Digital Learning Day is the perfect time to not only reflect on your education technology practices and learn new strategies, but also to connect with other educators, share your story, and broaden your personal learning network.
Many schools celebrate Digital Learning Day with a district-wide recognition of their teachers’ EdTech accomplishments and experiments. For many, it’s all about taking risks and stepping out of an established comfort zone. If your school is celebrating the day, or if you’re looking for ways to step out of our comfort zone on your own, then we encourage you to explore our best Digital Learning Day resources below! →
Join us for a Twitter Chat: #EdTechTips @ 8 PM EST
To help educators connect and share their digital learning strategies, we’re hosting a Twitter chat on February 22, 2018 at 8 PM EST. Joining us as featured panelists will be educators Kyle Pace, Shaelynn Farnsworth, and Derek McCoy. To jump in, simply follow @McGrawHillK12 to get the questions, and use #EdTechTips and #DLDay to share your answers. We hope to see you there!
Register for the All4Ed Digital Learning Day Webinar
From 1- 2 PM EST on February 22, 2018, The Alliance for Excellent Education will be hosting a webinar to celebrate Digital Learning Day, entitled, How Innovative Districts Blend Teaching and Technology to Improve Student Outcomes. Featured panelists include Tom Arnett of the Clayton Christensen Institute, Nikolaus Namba and Joe Vagt of Lindsey Unified School District in CA, Beth Rabbit of The Learning Accelerator, and Tom Murray of Future Ready Schools as the moderator. Register for the webinar now (and if it’s too late, just check their webinars page for the presentation recording!)
The Alliance for Excellent Education and Future Ready Schools ® Invite You to Participate in a Webinar Tom Arnett…all4ed.org
Digital Learning Day Map
The official Digital Learning Day site has an interactive map of the U.S., where schools and organizations across the country can post their DLDay activities and events. Zoom in on your area to check out events near you, or post your own event to share with the larger DLDay community.
Read What Educators Are Sharing
We started the Art of Teaching Project to connect educators and give them a platform to share their stories. So many Art of Teaching blogs are from educators who are passionate about technology, and they go into great detail about specific strategies and approaches to make digital learning experiences meaningful. Check out the entire Art of Teaching collection here, or read these select pieces from talented teachers:
- Seven Ways to Use Interactive Technology to Harness Creativity by Courtney Teague
- Getting Digital in My Gifted Classroom by Jill Beane
- Administrative Motivation for Digital Classrooms by Stefan Joly
Listen to the Experts on Personalized Learning
Using technology in the classroom is important — but using that technology in a truly purposeful way that makes learning more meaningful is crucial. For many educators, education technology can serve as a means to drive towards a personalized learning experience for every student. In this playlist, you’ll find short interviews with experts in the field of personalized learning, including Tom Vander Ark of Getting Smart.
Discover Future Ready Schools
To continue the conversation about education technology in your district after Digital Learning Day, check out Future Ready Schools. Future Ready Schools is an organization dedicated to helping districts make the conversation to digital learning in a deliberate, strategic, and purposeful way. They’ll help you map out a plan for digital learning that brings students to the center of the strategy, and focuses on promoting positive student outcomes. Explore their tools and events here: