Virtual School Meanderings

February 4, 2013

2 Days and Counting! Benchmark Your Digital Learning Progress and Try a Lesson Today

I thought the day was concluded, but some final news from the neo-liberals…

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Digital Learning Day - Engaging Students. Celebrating Teachers. Creating Better Schools.

Benchmark Your Digital Learning Progress Through the SIIA Vision K–20 Survey!
For the sixth year, educators and administrators have the opportunity to take a short online survey to evaluate their current use of technology and digital learning. Take this quick fifteen-minute survey to see how your classroom, school, and district compare to your peers, and to the vision established by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and its partner education leaders. Participants will receive a progress report and free copy of the 2013 Vision K–20 survey report outlining the nation’s digital learning progress, as well as a chance to win one of twenty $25 Amazon gift cards.SIIA believes that every K–20 educational system and institution can—and should—have an instructional and enterprise framework that embraces technology and e-learning in order to

  • personalize learning to increase student engagement and achievement;
  • provide equity and access to new learning opportunities;
  • document and track student performance;
  • empower collaborative learning communities;
  • maximize teaching and administrative effectiveness; and
  • build student proficiencies in twenty-first-century skills.

The comprehensive Vision K–20 website also includes resources and evidence that support the goals set out by the Vision K–20 initiative. Feel free to learn, explore, and contribute to the Vision K–20 by sharing this valuable website.

Help SIIA monitor progress toward this vision by filling out the Vision K–20 survey today!

Try a Lesson Now!
We encourage you try one of these lessons and blog about it as we lead up to Digital Learning Day. Join the tens of thousands of educators who will tailor these lessons for use in their classrooms on Digital Learning Day and beyond. Today’s lessons are:

  • Front Pages to Landing Pages: How do you bring history to life for students—and spur them to action? Students learn how to translate knowledge into action by creating and curating research papers on a 20th century American history topic into engaging websites.
  • Collaborate with Russian School – Students in Virginia collaborate with students in Russia to learn about culture focusing on similarities and differences in how a school in Russia compares with our school.
  • Thirty Second Propaganda – Students will work in groups to produce a short, persuasive video commercial to advance a political viewpoint on a controversial social issue.
  • “I declare!”  Founding Fathers Sound Off on Contemporary Issues – Students use the Online Research Models (ORM’s) to engage in sustained research and critical thinking in order to answer the Essential Question: How would a Founding Father respond to a contemporary American issue?

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