The Alliance for Excellent Education invites you to join the more than 200,000 students and thousands of educators in the first-ever Digital Learning Day on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Visit http://www.digitallearningday.org/sign-up to stay connected, get updates, and receive exclusive information on what you can do to support this effort by taking less than five minutes to sign up and join the wave of innovation and momentum that is building for this groundbreaking event.
This national awareness campaign is designed to celebrate innovative teachers and highlight instructional practices that strengthen and personalize learning for all students. The Digital Learning Day campaign explores how digital learning can provide teachers and students with the opportunities they deserve in an effort to build or become part of a workforce that is ready to succeed in college, a career, and life.
Celebrations and activities of all varieties are happening cross the country at the state, district, and classroom levels. In addition to the national campaign, twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia are hosting their own statewide activities to support digital learning efforts within their states. On Digital Learning Day, a virtual national town hall meeting will be held in Washington, DC along with a live webcast starting at 9:00 a.m. (ET). By developing these tools and hosting the first-ever national Digital Learning Day on February 1, 2012, the Alliance strives to build momentum for a wave of innovation that changes policies, shifts attitudes, and supports widescale adoption of these promising instructional practices nationwide.
To learn more about how to be a part of this groundbreaking event, sign up at http://www.digitallearningday.org. You can also “like” Digital Learning Day on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NationalDigitalLearningDay and follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #DLDay.
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Tip of the Day: Look at these Instructional Tools & Ideas That Educators like You Use and Recommend!
Many teachers share websites, tools, and resources that they use on a regular basis as part of their instructional strategies to meet the needs of students. You can view several recommendations that can be used immediately at http://www.digitallearningday.org/toolkits/lessons/.
A few of the tools and resources highlighted include:
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Tip of the Day: Check out Project Based Learning Frameworks and Sample Lessons in the Teacher and Librarian Toolkit
Project Based Learning (PBL) affords many opportunities for teachers to personalize learning for students and allow students to use critical thinking and collaboration to learn about cross-curricular topics and address standards. Technology and digital learning can expand the potential opportunities for students and teachers with PBL. The PBL section of the toolkit provides frameworks from national experts and also content specific lesson examples. You can view the details at: http://www.digitallearningday.org/toolkits/pbl/.