Education has changed a lot since back in your parents’ day—or even since your own days in high school. Chalkboards and white boards are obsolete. What students are now seeing in their schools are more interactive, more intuitive, and more digital ways of learning. From videos and websites to SmartBoards and apps, there are now more tools for teachers and students to use in and outside the classroom. Digital Learning Day celebrates leaders who are integrating technology into the educational programs.
The Alliance for Excellent Education created DLD’s own website to provide free resources such as lesson plans, links to free educational websites, and more. DLD also posts regularly on social media, showing examples of classrooms that are “future ready” or incorporate technology and digital learning into their students’ education. Digital Learning Day brings awareness to a new aspect to many classrooms: the role of technology in education as a teaching tool and not merely a distraction for students.
Check out the following resources to learn more!
Pahomov, Larissa. Authentic Learning In The Digital Age : Engaging Students Through Inquiry. Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD, 2014.eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 16 Feb. 2016.
Crane, Beverley E. Using Web 2.0 And Social Networking Tools In The K-12 Classroom. Chicago: American Library Association, 2012. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 16 Feb. 2016.
Ribble, Mike. Digital Citizenship In Schools. Eugene, Or: International Society for Technology in Education [ISTE], 2011. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 16 Feb. 2016.
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