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Days Until Digital Learning Day: February 5, 2014
I cant wait until Digital learning day. My students loved it.
- Cindy Price
Carlisle School in Carlisle, Massachusetts Wins Top Honors in National Academic Competition. Norwell Middle School in Norwell, Massachusetts and Keys Gate Charter School in Homestead, Florida Garner Second and Third Place Results. Students answered over 250,000 questions in Digital Learning Day Competition designed to motivate students to learn with digital learning technology.
Featuring Governor Bob Wise in the Huffington Post. In building his tiny "Hole in the Wall," Sugata Mitra tears down major structures of traditional educational thinking while using his prize-winning TEDTalk to lay the foundation for major advancements in student-centered learning. The most important conclusion from Mitra's work is not about the technology -- more about that shortly -- but in firmly establishing that poor children can learn and develop deeper learning competencies of creative thinking, problem solving, and self-reflection and learning -- just like their more affluent peers.
Signifying the growing importance and demand for digital learning strategies in the classroom, nearly 25,000 teachers, millions of students, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, and U.S. Representative George Miller (D-CA) joined the Alliance for Excellent Education on February 6 for the second annual Digital Learning Day, a national campaign that promotes digital learning and spotlights successful instructional technology practice in K–12 public school classrooms across the country.
Everyone knows a picture is worth a thousand words. And with Instagram, telling the story of how digital learning is changing teaching and learning is even easier. So we’re holding an Instagram Celebration for Digital Learning Day! Participation is simple: throughout Digital Learning Day, February 6, 2013, and the rest of the month of February, capture digital learning in action. Enhance and share your photo using the Instagram photo app, and be sure to tag it using the following: #DLDay and @digitallearningday. Remember to review Instagram’s policies, and be sure that any students included in your photo have necessary waivers. We’ll post the best photos on the www.digitallearningday.org website, and there may even be prizes for the best of the best at the end of the month. So start snapping!
Project Tomorrow is pleased to announce that over 466,000 K-12 students, parents, teachers, librarians, technology leaders, school principals and district administrators participated in this fall’s annual Speak Up National Research Project, sharing their authentic, unfiltered views and ideas on digital learning. On Digital Learning Day, as we do each year, Project Tomorrow will release to all of the schools and districts that participated in Speak Up their own locally collected data from students, parents and educators, and the corresponding national data to use for benchmarks and comparatives.