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What is Digital Learning?

Digital learning is any instructional practice that is effectively using technology to strengthen the student learning experience. Digital learning encompasses a wide spectrum of tools and practice, including using online and formative assessment, increasing focus and quality of teaching resources and time, online content and courses, applications of technology in the classroom and school building, adaptive software for students with special needs, learning platforms, participating in professional communities of practice, providing access to high level and challenging content and instruction, and many other advancements technology provides to teaching and learning. In particular, blended learning is any time a student learns, at least in part, at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home and, at least in part, through online delivery with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace.

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What is Digital Learning Day?

Digital Learning Day is February 1, 2012. It is national awareness day to celebrate great teaching, encourage more personalized and relevant learning, and work to ensure that every child has access to the best learning experiences. Digital Learning Day is a call to educators, students, parents, and other stakeholders everywhere to:

  1. Try one new thing
  2. Start a conversation
  3. Showcase what’s working

Visit the event website to learn more about this national event.


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How can Delaware teachers participate?

All Delaware Educators (public, private, and parochial) are invited to participate. Student teachers may join their cooperating teachers and participate, too. There are three ways that educators can participate. Choose one or all three!

1.
Try One New Thing

Delaware Students:
Sharing Places in Our State

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Have your students join you in selecting a location in your area and share a picture and information about that location. Complete the required document and post it on the edmodo Delaware project site. Then, take a look at some of the other postings with your students and post your comments.

Sample project document

2.
Start a Conversation

Talk to other Delaware teachers about digital learning

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Keep your finger on the pulse of instructional technology in Delaware. The Instructional Technology User Group of Delaware (ITUG) is a free listserv of 400+ Delaware educators who support one another with information or by providing answers to members' questions. They share great resources, grant sources, and professional development opportunities.



3.
Showcase What's Working

Spotlight on Digital Learning in Delaware

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Share your activities, lessons, units, and/or projects that relate to digital learning. Based on your classroom experiences, describe your activity, lesson, unit, or project that best spotlights digital learning. In other words, what do you do to engage your students with technology so they develop the 21st century skills they need to compete in a global environment?

Problems? Email Wendy Modzelewski.

Why did we choose these Web 2.0 tools?

Technology and Learning magazine recently published their list of the Top 25 Web 2.0 Sites for Education. The top 2 sites on the list were Google Apps and Edmodo so we designed an activity that will use Google Apps (submission through a form into Google Docs spreadsheet) and an activity that will use Edmodo (creates as educational environment that looks very similar to Facebook). We hope that you are so intrigued that you consider using them in your classroom.



Last Updated: Thursday, 07-Sep-2017 08:35:58 EDT January 6, 2012
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