Across the United States, February 25 marks Digital Learning Day, an occasion for educators to share ideas, tools, and encouragement around the use of digital learning tools which are vital to learning today.
More specifically, the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is helping educators coordinate ideas for digital learning meant to “ensure that all students have access to high-quality learning everywhere, every day,” “grow, learn, collaborate, and share with one another,” and to “partner with educators from across the country.”
This year marks ten years of celebrating Digital Learning Day, and in recent years, #DLDay has become an active, online event meant to spur innovation, share new tools, and celebrate positive and proven ways to make digital, remote, and other tech-based learning possible.
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Overcoming adversity has been a challenge for all educators recently. For this year’s event, ways of learning from adversity are taking center stage. Here are some ways All4Ed suggests taking part:
Visit digitallearningday.org/join/ to join All4Ed’s FRS [Future Ready Schools] DLDay network.
Spread the word and share your membership on Twitter and Facebook.
Share the digital learning strategies you use inside and outside your classroom on Twitter and Instagram. Use the hashtags #DLDay2021 and #DLDay.
Create a video for the DLDay film festival that highlights how your school or district demonstrates a growth mindset, perseverance, innovation, and collaborative leadership. All4Ed will feature the winning films on the DLDay website!
Plan a DLDay activity for February 25, 2021, and join thousands of educators celebrating nationwide.Kristen Loschert, “Digital Learning Day Is Turning 10”. TechNotes.
DLDay organizers also hope that educators will become of a part of their FRS professional learning network. Thousands of educators there are sharing their ideas to create personalized digital learning spaces, prepare students for future careers, and use research-based methods in a collaborative professional development environment.
Those who sign up to be a part of the network receive:
- A digital badge for email
- An Instagram social badge
- A profile frame for Facebook
- A social media slate to share your commitment
You can explore the network and sign up here.
How do you celebrate Digital Learning Day? What ways do use tech to create useful learning for every student? Share your thoughts in the comments!