Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

The third annual Digital Learning Day is on February 5, 2014. We’ve compiled some useful resources to help you celebrate the day with your class and support digital learners all year long. (Updated 1/2014)

The third annual Digital Learning Day is on February 5, 2014. We’ve compiled some useful resources to help you celebrate the day with your class and support digital learners all year long. (Updated 1/2014)

Integrating Technology into Schools

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Online Learning and Blended Classrooms

  • The Flipped Mobile Classroom: Learning “Upside Down”, by Beth Holland (2013)

    Holland of EdTechTeacher considers the mechanics and benefits of flipping both an English and a science class, and suggests a variation on the flipped model for younger or less connected students. For more on the challenges and benefits of flipped classrooms, check out this video playlist from VideoAmy: "Five-Minute Film Festival: Flipped Classrooms."

  • Blended Learning Series, by Lisa Michelle Dabbs, Andrew Miller, and Heather Wolpert-Gawron (2012)

    This three-part blog series covers tips and strategies for incorporating blended learning -- a combination of both online and face-to-face education -- in the classroom.

  • Connecting Project-Based and Blended Learning, by Brian Greenberg (2011)

    PBL and blended learning prove to be two educational approaches worth combining.

  • Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity (2011)

    The founder of Khan Academy, a free educational video library that features over two thousand titles and an interactive dashboard for formative assessment, discusses how his videos can help create a "flipped classroom" that allows blended learning -- online lectures can happen at home and project-based learning can happen during school.

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Teaching with New Media Tools

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Digital Games in the Classroom

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Working with Digital Learners

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This article originally published on 1/23/2012

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English Department Chair @ small rural middle/high school in Northwest CT

Every Day is Our Digital Learning Day

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Today is Digital Learning Day! To mark the occasion, let me take you through a quick walkthrough of the halls of Wamogo Regional Middle/High School and give you a snapshot on how digital learning looks in the English classrooms grades 7-12.
http://wp.me/p1FPEO-1bv

Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

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Thanks for this wonderful compilation of DLD resources. I think these resources tough upon all the latest trends and their necessities, benefits and pitfalls. I’d like to commend, here, the role of OERs like CK12 FlexBook and Khan Academy, for the great work they are doing especially for STEM subjects, I think these resources with their interactive, engaging yet rigorous content have shown the way for other to follow. And the OER revolution is the next big thing in education, providing new opportunities of learning to whoever wants them.
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Online Learning Specialist at Metro Nashville (TN) PS

If the event had not been so fantastic,

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...I would say that this archive of tools for innovators and "re-thinkers" would be enough in and of itself. Thank you so much for archiving the day's resources. From the trenches in Tennessee, I can echo that the main tasks before us include 1) changing established and incredibly entrenched preconceptions of how education looks, 2) establishing new and firmly-fixed-in-best-practices ways to go about education, and 3) working out just how these new ways function effectively within vast, powerful, and authoritative systems not designed to allow them (much less to enable them) to function optimally. Funding, policy, and law are our dragons and only by keeping the essential issue in focus--the well-being and nurturance of our children as they grow through childhood into adulthood--will we succeed in taming those dragons. This was a wonderful event, and it helps me to feel the tide turning toward the good.

Growing Your Textbooks by Thinking Outside The Box

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Karen Cator, the United States Department of Education's (ED) director of technology, had addressed the move beyond the digital textbooks: "I think the trend is towards--I wouldn't call them e-books, I'd call them 'digital learning environments."
As Dan Meyer pointed out in this post: On iBooks 2 And iBooks Author: "No new technology is so novel we can't subject it to the question, "How does it change the relationship between student and teacher, student and discipline, one student to another?"
Textbooks or not, what we need is technology/ constructivist shift in classsrooms.

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