Check Digital Learning Day Off Your
Holiday To-Do List!
Before the school doors close for the holidays, check another item off your to-do list by marking your spot on the Digital Learning Day (DLDay) 2020 event map!
Will you be joining in the annual celebration of great teaching and the effective use of technology on February 27, 2020? If so, let us know how you will be celebrating by adding your DLDay event to the map alongside the other participating schools, districts, classrooms, and libraries!
Spread the Word
How is Digital Learning Changing Classrooms in Your State?
What’s possible for students once barriers to digital learning are removed? A new partnership between EducationSuperHighway and the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is highlighting short stories – one for each state – about schools removing barriers, saving time, and improving outcomes for students by embracing digital learning. We’ve already posted stories for Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, and Texas. More will be coming so check back each week and spread the word about great digital learning practices!
Click to Tweet: Have you heard? @All4Ed & @EdSuperHighway announced a partnership to showcase short stories – one for each state – about schools removing barriers, saving time, & improving outcomes for students by embracing #digitallearning. digitallearningday.org/state-profiles/ #DLDay
Featured Story: An Interactive Rhino in Texas
Science instruction has been transformed by digital learning in Llano Independent School District, Texas. For one technology expo, students used online tools to create and edit a documentary about endangered rhinos. They projected the video on a wall behind a large interactive 3-D rhino they made out of paper, glue, and conductive buttons that, when pressed, made rhino noises. Another science class used an augmented reality platform to create topographical maps to measure lava and water flows in real life.
A Fireside Chat for Librarians
Grab a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate and watch this fireside chat with Future Ready Librarians® on innovation, literacy, equitable digital access, and more! You’ll hear from Shannon McClintock Miller and a few special guests on favorite books, authors, technology, trends, ideas, advocacy tips, and other top things that have been happening in the library and within education in 2019.
Ever wonder why teenagers are so quick to adopt Instagram, Snapchat, and other forms of social media? Or take up X Games sports such as skateboarding and snowboarding? In this webinar on December 19, part of All4Ed’s Science of Adolescent Learning initiative, our expert panel will discuss how educators can ensure that school environments promote positive mindsets in adolescent students and motivate them to take risks associated with positive outcomes.
“What will happen today that has your kids running back tomorrow?” That’s just one of the thought-provoking questions best-selling author Thomas C. Murray asks in his latest book, Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime. In the book, Murray reveals how recent work in the learning sciences has helped paint a detailed picture of what kids need to thrive. Join Tom and All4Ed President Deb Delisle in this webinar on January 16 to learn how educators can leave a powerful legacy by ensuring students’ learning experiences are personal and authentic.