Happy Digital Learning Day! Today, more than 20,000 teachers and four million students will celebrate the second annual Digital Learning Day across the U.S., organized by the Alliance for Excellent Education. This national campaign was created in order to encourage the use of technology in the classroom and offers tips for digital instruction and learning to educators, administrators, libraries, national, state and district leaders, students, and parents. Digital Learning Day spotlights successful instructional technology practice in K-12 public school classrooms across the country.
Throughout the day the event’s website will host webinars a Digital Town Hall, and other activities to encourage conversation and collaboration among educators. Political figures participating include U.S. Secretary of State Arne Duncan, U.S. Representative George Miller, and U.S. Chief of Technology Officer Todd Park, who all will speak at the Digital Town Hall, starting at 1 p.m. EST. The Town Hall profiles schools, teachers and students who are using digital learning in the classroom.
Tonight you can also, head over to Twitter at 8 p.m. EST and use the hashtag #edchat to engage in a conversation with other educators on edtech and how schools can use digital tools to improve learning in the classroom.
If you take part in any of the Digital Learning Day’s activities, please share your impressions in the comments below, or with us via Twitter to @Technapex or @ce_doyle!