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February 22, 2017

Digital Learning Day Is Tomorrow, February 23! Here’s Your Action Plan!

This is shaping up to be a really busy blogging week.

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More Than 1,200 Events Planned for Digital Learning Day!

Digital Learning Day is tomorrow, February 23! Here’s your action plan!

Tomorrow, educators and students from around the country will participate in the nationwide celebration highlighting great teaching and demonstrating how technology can improve student outcomes. Here’s your action plan to get ready:

  1. Add Your Event—There are more than 1,200 local events planned!
    If you’re holding a Digital Learning Day event, please be sure to add it to the official Digital Learning Day map if you haven’t already done so. Add your event at http://digitallearningday.org/register-your-event/
  2. Share
    On Digital Learning Day, be sure to share your photos, videos, and impressions of the day on Twitter using the #DLDay hashtag—be sure to tag @OfficialDLDay—and on the Digital Learning Day Facebook page.
  3. Connect
    While you’re sharing on social media, take the opportunity to connect with others who are participating in Digital Learning Day—it’s a great way to build out your personal learning network (PLN). For more information on a PLN and how to get started, check out these resources from Edutopia, which is one of many Digital Learning Day national partners.
  4. Register for the Digital Learning Day webinar
    Register for our free webinar featuring advice and tips for librarians and teachers from digital innovators on how to take advantage of connected classrooms to engage today’s students and prepare them for success. Register at http://all4ed.org/webinar-event/feb-23-2017/.
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February 15, 2017

Digital Learning Day Is Eight Days Away! Here’s How To Get Ready!

From the inbox earlier today.

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Digital Learning Day (#DLDay) is eight days away!
Here’s how to get ready!

The momentum continues to build toward the sixth annual Digital Learning Day, Thursday, February 23. On that day, educators and students from around the country will participate in the nationwide celebration highlighting great teaching and demonstrating how technology can improve student outcomes.

We’ve got everything that you need to get ready for the day:

  • Planning a district, school, library, classroom, or online event? Add it to the map! Over 700 local events have been added to the Digital Learning Day map. Add yours today!
  • Want to promote your event? Download official DLDay classroom and library posters and other images on our graphics webpage.
  • Want to participate, but not sure what to do? Head over to our interactive lesson plans webpage to watch videos of lesson plans you can use or explore the Digital Learning Day map to see what others are doing.
  • Looking for additional inspiration? Head over to Twitter and follow @OfficialDLDay. We’ll be sharing ideas and events leading up to DLDay. Also ask questions and engage with your fellow educators using the #DLDay hashtag.

Digital Learning Day Webinar: To help kickoff Digital Learning Day, we’re hosting a free one-hour video webinar at 11:00 a.m. If you can’t watch the webinar live, don’t worry. The webinar will be recorded and archived video will be emailed to registrants for “on demand” viewing when it is available.

    Register now    
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Washington, DC 20036

January 27, 2017

Digital Learning Day Is Less Than A Month Away! Get On The map!

And finally from the neo-liberals to end off the week…

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Digital Learning Day 2017 is less than one month away and our Digital Learning Day map is starting to fill up!

On February 23, 2017, educators and students from around the country will participate in the nationwide celebration highlighting great teaching and demonstrating how technology can improve student outcomes. Will you join them?

Texas, Wisconsin, and North Carolina have the most events on the map. Want to bump up your state in the rankings? Add your event today!

Interested, but not sure what to do? Visit our interactive lesson plans page for ideas and inspiration.

If you’re planning to participate, add your event to our map! Then visit our graphics page to help spread the word about your event.

    Add Your Event    

 

Click to Tweet: I’m participating in Digital Learning Day 2017 on Feb. 23. Are you? Add your #DLDay event to the @OfficialDLDay map! http://digitallearningday.org/register-your-event/

Additional Resources for Teachers and Librarians:

Bringing Mind, Brain, and Education Science to Teachers and the Classroom: Archived video from this Alliance for Excellent Education webinar examines how educators are informing the teaching and learning process through research-based practices.

Adolescent Brain Development: What It Means for Schools and Learning: Archived video from this Alliance webinar features Ron Dahl, pediatrician and world-renowned developmental scientist, who discusses research on adolescent neurodevelopment and the potential impact it could have on schools, teaching, and learning.

Future Ready Librarians Webinar: This February 14 webinar will introduce viewers to the Future Ready Librarians program, an expansion of the Future Ready Schools® initiative aimed at positioning librarians as leaders in the digital transformation of learning.

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Washington, DC 20036

January 6, 2017

Add Your #DLDay Event to the Map!

From yesterday’s inbox…

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Digital Learning Day 2017 is right around the corner! On February 23, 2017, teachers and students from around the country will participate in the nationwide celebration highlighting great teaching and demonstrating how technology can improve student outcomes. Will you join them?

Interested, but not sure what to do? Visit our interactive lesson plans page for ideas and inspiration.

If you’re planning to participate, add your event to our map! Then visit our graphics page to help spread the word about your event.

    Add Your Event    
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Digital Learning Day
1201 Connecticut Ave, NW Suite 901
Washington, DC 20036

September 27, 2016

Date Announced for Digital Learning Day 2017! Save the Date!

And from the neo-liberals…

The Alliance for Excellent Education is pleased to announce that the sixth annual Digital Learning Day (#DLDay) will take place on

Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Created by the Alliance for Excellent Education in 2012, DLDay is a nationwide celebration that highlights great teaching and demonstrates how technology can improve student outcomes. Learn more atwww.DigitalLearningDay.org.

    VIsit the Digital Learning Day Website    
Click to Tweet: It’s official! Digital Learning Day 2017 will be held onFebruary 23, 2017: Learn more at DigitalLearningDay.org. #DLDay @officialDLDay
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