Among education leaders, it’s no secret that technology is transforming how students communicate and learn; yet powerful digital teaching tools and resources are being underutilized in classrooms nationwide. On Wednesday, the inaugural Digital Learning Day, 36 states, 10,000 teachers, and more than 1.5 million students will join together to encourage technology use in the classroom. Digital Learning Day, “a nationwide celebration of innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology,” was designed to explore and demonstrate how classroom technology can be used to improve student outcomes.
Tomorrow, Feb. 1, a National Town Hall Meeting hosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education, will be held at 1 p.m., EST, in Wash. D.C., The event will celebrate participants across the nation and feature FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a special joint appearance. Additional participants include Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, and Leon Harris, Emmy Award-winning journalist and news anchor for ABC7/WJLA-TV (Wash., D.C.) and former co-anchor of CNN Live Today. To participate in the event, guests can register to watch the event on Skype. Interested spectators and participants can also follow the conversation on Twitter, or use the hashtag #DLDay.
In C. Blohm & Associates’ neck of the woods, Wisconsin State Superintendent Tony Evers and Wisconsin educators will participate in Digital Learning Day by highlighting innovations through a virtual showcase and discussing the topic in a Twitter Town Hall Meeting tomorrow, 3:30 – 4 p.m. To participate, use the Twitter hashtag #WIDigitalLearning. Evers has proclaimed Digital Learning Day in Wisconsin as part of the national effort. Educators statewide have been encouraged to plan digital learning events in their schools and communities, and share these plans with the rest of the state via a special collaborative webpage. To support Digital Learning Day, C. Blohm & Associates will provide social media updates about Wisconsin’s participation, including updates from the Twitter Town Hall Meeting.
Digital Learning Day Participation – CB&A Client News
Kaplan K12 Learning Services, in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, is pleased to announce its participation as a partner in the Digital Learning Day campaign. Starting on Feb. 1, Kaplan is launching 5 Days of Digital Learning and will share exclusive free resources that support the goals of Digital Learning Day, including digital flashcards and ebooks for educators and parents on its Facebook page, Getting Into College Today, cosponsored by StudentAdvisor.
In honor of Digital Learning Day, CoSN and the Alliance for Excellent Education is creating a national awareness campaign to celebrate innovative teachers and instructional strategies. The campaign is aiming to ensure every student experiences personalized learning with great teaching.
LaVerne Srinivasan, president of Time To Know, is attending the Digital Learning Day National Town Hall Meeting. Time To Know will be providing regular meeting updates and observations via the company Twitter and Facebook page.
To learn more about joining this groundbreaking event, visit http://www.digitallearningday.org.