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Resources to Celebrate Digital Learning Day 2018

 | Feb 21, 2018

Digital Learning DayEach year, states, districts, schools, and classrooms across the United States and around the world hold thousands of events to celebrate Digital Learning Day (DLD). Created by the Alliance for Excellent Education in 2012, DLD offers educators an opportunity to collaborate with peers, exchange ideas, experiment with new digital tools, and showcase innovative practices that are improving student outcomes.

At the heart of Digital Learning Day is an emphasis on equity—ensuring equitable access to high-quality digital learning opportunities. The event was started as a way to “actively spread innovative practices” to all schools and students.

The event website provides digital tools, resources, lessons, and webinars to power your DLD activities. For more ideas, check out the links below:

  • ILA’s Technology in Literacy Education-Special Interest Group contributes weekly blog posts on topics in technology and literacy.
  • ReadWriteThink houses a collection of classroom activities, websites, lesson plans, and related resources to help classrooms celebrate DLD.
  • Edutopia published a piece on why and how we can engage parents in DLD.
  • Common Sense Media’s K–12 Digital Citizenship Program features lesson plans, student-facing videos, interactive games, and teacher-training and family education materials. Use the "Scope & Sequence" tool to find the perfect lesson.
  • ILA published several resources, including a brief, blog series, and Twitter chat, that explore how educators can foster digital equity for all students.
  • The Teaching Tolerance Digital Literacy Framework addresses seven key areas in which students need support developing digital and civic literacy skills.
  • Digital Tools Aim to Personalize Literacy Instruction,” an article published by Education Week, shares edtech tools that are “rapidly expanding the ways in which teachers can differentiate their literacy and reading instruction.”

Follow @OfficialDLDay on Twitter for updates and learn more at digitallearningday.org.

Alina O'Donnell is the communications strategist at ILA and the editor of Literacy Daily. 

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