|On Digital Learning Day (DLDay), coming up on February 27, you will see how innovative teachers inspire incredible creativity in their students. Whether students are exploring 3d modeling, mastering coding, or leveraging digital tools to deepen their learning; innovation shines on DLDay.
But teachers and students should be innovating in every classroom, every day.
That’s why for DLDay 2020 we’re highlighting school districts across the United States that are transforming teaching and learning by incorporating digital learning in every classroom, every day.
If your classroom is a place of innovation all year long, share your story using #DLDay for a chance to be featured!
Download and post this full-sized DLDay poster and share a picture with us by tagging @OfficialDLDay in your tweets and @DigitalLearningDay in your Facebook posts. Don’t forget to use #DLDay!
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Students in grades 6–8 at Charles R. Drew Middle School in Alabama will collaborate to produce and direct their very own short films. Meanwhile, at Wurtland Middle School in Kentucky, eighth-graders will spend DLDay weaving between interactive lessons, activities, and games. Seventh-grade students at Caribou Middle School in Maine will learn HTML and CSS to build multipage personal websites.
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Featured Story: Using Technology for Real-World Research Projects
With a powerful broadband connection, upgraded internal Wi-Fi network, and many new Wi-Fi access points, Cibola High School in Arizona has embraced digital learning wholeheartedly, with impressive results.
Now, says one Cibola teacher, instead of asking students, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” she asks them, “What kinds of problems do you want to solve?” She sees students taking more initiative as they learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills. In class, students complete on-the-spot research to find primary sources for research papers, access online databases, and use Skype to learn from mentors around the country.
Closing the Digital Homework Gap
Digital tools have become a no-brainer in classrooms, but what happens when students need access to those same digital tools at home? In this piece for Education and Career News, Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) President Deb Delisle shares how innovative schools and districts work to close the homework gap.
Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime
“What will happen today that has your kids running back tomorrow?” That’s just one of the thought-provoking questions best-selling author and All4Ed staff member 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. Watch this webinar with Tom and All4Ed President Deb Delisle to learn how educators can leave a powerful legacy by ensuring students’ learning experiences are personal and authentic.