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Digital Learning Resources

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These resources were shared by Sara Hall.


Lot's of Lesson Plans  - check this out!



You can see Edutopia’s Digital Learning Day Resources at http://www.edutopia.org/digital-learning-technology-resources.


These resources include interesting and teacher-friendly videos, helpful hints, and new tools and resources on:

Integrating Technology into Schools

Online Learning and Blended Classrooms

Teaching with New Media Tools

Working with Digital Learners

Additional Resources on the Web


Email events for that day to: http://www.digitallearningday.org/events/


Understanding How Students View Their Own Learning, Implementing Instructional Strategies, and Making Learning Relevant


Check out these thought-provoking and instructional video clips on instructional strategies and learning.


How Students View Their Own Learning

Julie Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow, shares insights from the national Speak Up survey into how students view their own learning in contrast to how they learn in school.  



Instructional Strategies

High Level Teaching Practices for Engagement and Critical Thinking

Yvette Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, National Urban Alliance for Effective Education and author of the Pedagogy of Confidence: Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools, identifies the high-level teaching practices that elicit students’ deep engagement and critical thinking.



Critical Thinking Skills for ELA and Mathematics Common Core State Standards  

Yvette Jackson talks about the integration of critical thinking skills within the English language arts and mathematics common core state standards.



Importance of Feedback to Advance Learning  

Yvette Jackson talks about the importance of feedback to advance student learning.



Making Learning Relevant:

Yvette Jackson discusses making learning relevant to the student.



Julie Evans discusses the results of the national Speak Up survey and why digital learning makes learning more relevant for today’s students. 



  • ·         Make Your Own Poster: We  have brand new original Digital Learning Day artwork that you can use to make your own posters, fliers, and emails. Check them out at for Garfield Artwork donated by Professor Garfield and an original poster from artist Peter Reynolds from FableVision. Check out the link provided  below to get banner ads, logos, and this brand-new original artwork at http://www.digitallearningday.org/toolkits/artwork.
  • ·         Sneak Peek at the Morning Webcast:  In addition to the Live Town Hall Meeting that will be webcast at 1:00 PM Eastern Time on February 1st, Digital Learning Day, the Alliance is pulling together an amazing morning broadcast focused on specific instructional practice and leadership.  There is no need to sign-up to view this portion of Digital Learning Day but you will want to familiarize yourself with the schedule and mark your calendar for the times you will want to tune in – or take note of the session and come back to view it later.  Go to http://www.digitallearningday.org/index.php?cID=146 for a sneak peek!
  • ·         Internet Safety Links:  Some teachers have specifically inquired about Internet Safety Resources.  There is a plethora of information available on the Internet about this topic through a simple Google search. To get you started, we will point you to a couple of quick resources such as the Internet Essentials “Keep Your Family Safe” resource at http://www.internetessentials.com/Learning/ProtectYourFamily.html as well as Cable in the Classroom’s “Safety and Security” resources at http://www.ciconline.org/DigitalCitizenship/SafetyAndSecurity. Those are two great places to begin your planning.


Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Toolkit


Digital Learning Language Arts


A Smattering of Writing Resources


Top 25 Websites for teaching and Learning


Literacy, ELL and Digital Learning




A Quick Checklist for your participation in Digital Learning Day:

http://www.digitallearningday.org/toolkits/teachers/. The Awesome Ideas link provides templates you can customize that may give you some ideas to get started

You are encouraged to watch the live town hall meeting being streamed via the Internet on February 1, 2012.  You can view this on your own, with colleagues, or as a class. Please make sure to register at http://digitallearningday.eventbrite.com/ to get the directions, bookmark the link, and test your system before the live webcast on February 1 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time.


Generous Grant Offering from USA TODAY

In honor of Digital Learning Day, USA TODAY is offering participating teachers and their students free access to its electronic edition (an interactive digital replica of the print edition).


USA TODAY’s electronic edition helps you reinforce and bring relevance to the concepts you are teaching in your classroom by connecting them to events happening today. By using USA TODAY, students develop higher-order thinking skills such as analysis and synthesis to arrive at new solutions. And “real world” information engages students and motivates them to learn.  For more information or to sign up for a free classroom subscription, go to the Grants and Contests Page on the Digital Learning Day Website or directly to http://www.usatodayeducate.com/digitallearningday.


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