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February 23

Celebrate Digital Learning Day today.

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Celebrate Digital Learning Day today.

Grades K – 12
Calendar Activity Type Literacy-Related Event

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION

 

 

Sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education, Digital Learning Day has since 2012 encouraged teachers to share and celebrate effective teaching and learning that showcases innovation in the use of digital instructional technology.  Though Digital Learning Day does promote the effective use of contemporary tools and technologies, it is truly a day to reflect on the enhanced or transformed learning those tools support.

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Ask students to reflect on something they recently learned how to do.  After a few minutes to write or talk with a partner, have students share what they learned as you record their topics for everyone to see.  Then lead a discussion around the role digital tools played in the different learning students shared.

  • How many of the examples were about learning to use a new digital tool?

  • How many examples featured students using a digital technology to facilitate or support their learning?

  • Which examples can students imagine doing differently with the support of a digital tool?

Then have students reflect on the varied ways digital learning plays a part in their everyday lives.

Be sure to browse the web resources below and share your celebration on the Digital Learning Day website.

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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Naming in a Digital World: Creating a Safe Persona on the Internet

Students explore naming conventions in digital and non-digital settings then choose and explain specific names and profiles to represent themselves online.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Defining Literacy in a Digital World

Through listing and observation, students identify the many texts that they read and compose—including books and magazines, television shows, movies, audio broadcasts, hypertexts, and animations.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Persuade Me in Five Slides! Creating Persuasive Digital Stories

After students write persuasive essays, use this lesson to challenge them to summarize their essays concisely by creating five-slide presentations.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Star-Crossed Lovers Online: Romeo and Juliet for a Digital Age

Explore the modern significance of an older text, such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, by asking students to create their own modern interpretation of specific events from the drama.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Copyright Law: From Digital Reprints to Downloads

Students investigate how and why copyright law has changed over time, and apply this information to recent copyright issues, creating persuasive arguments based on the perspective of a particular group.

 

Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Going Digital: Using e-Book Readers to Enhance the Reading Experience

Students use various tools and features of digital readers to develop vocabulary, support comprehension, respond to text, improve fluency, and enhance the reading experience.

 

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Digitally Telling the Story of Greek Figures

In this lesson students research Greek gods, heroes, and creatures and then share their findings through digital storytelling.