Friday, March 13, 2015

Digital Learning Day: Online Conference

Digital Learning Day Online Conference
Streamed live via YouTube on 3/13/15!

Ohio looks forward to celebrating the fourth annual Digital Learning Day, a national campaign to spotlight successful instructional practice and effective use of technology across the country.  This year, Ohio Ed Techs will hold a FREE virtual conference via Google Hangouts (and streamed live via YouTube) full of sessions highlighting great tools and resources for the classroom.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Digital Learning Day: Add an Activity

Thursday: Add your Digital Learning Day Activity! Click the link to see others who have added an activity.

Digital Learning Day: Perspectives

#EdTech Perspectives is a Digital Learning Day blog series dedicated to reflecting on key issues and challenges surrounding the use of digital learning.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Digital Learning Day: Online Resources

Online Resources for Digital Learning Day:  We know that our collection of digital tools and lesson plans are only a tiny fraction of the free classroom and program resources available to educators. The below websites will help you search thousands of free tools and ideas by grade-level, teacher ratings, and more!  

Monday, March 9, 2015

Digital Learning Day March 13, 2015

Celebrate Digital Learning Day, Friday, March 13 all week! We will be sending out links and blogging resources every day this week in Schoology Users Group, on our web site, etc.

On Friday, we will share a link for the Ohio-only all day streaming video series sponsored by ITSCO for your own Integration PD! More information and a schedule of sessions can be found at Ohio Ed Tech's Digital Learning Day

Please join the Schoology Users group to receive updates and join the conversation: Access Code: 6CNK6-8J8R6

What do we mean by digital learning?

Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. It emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere, and individualized instruction to ensure all students reach their full potential to succeed in college and a career.

Digital learning encompasses many different facets, tools, and applications to support and empower teachers and students, including online courses, blended or hybrid learning, or digital content and resources. Additionally, digital learning can be used for professional learning opportunities for teachers and to provide personalized learning experiences for students.

Digital learning advances school reform by increasing equity and access to educational opportunities, improving effectiveness and productivity of teachers and administrators, providing student-centered learning to ensure college and career readiness for all students, and recognizing teachers as education designers.

Why celebrate Digital Learning Day?

With so many new types of digital devices, educational software and mobile apps continuously developed, it’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest advancements in educational technology. In some classrooms and out-of-school programs across the country, educators are doing some pretty amazing things with technology. Yet, these pockets of innovation are confined to a small number of schools and communities. Digital Learning Day was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live.

Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for education leaders to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. This grassroots effort blossomed into a massive nationwide celebration as teachers realized that Digital Learning Day is not about technology, it’s about learning. It’s not about laying off teachers for laptops, it’s about enhancing the role of the teacher in America’s classrooms. Digital Learning Day promotes the effective use of modern day tools afforded to every other industry to improve the learning experience in K-12 public schools.
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