Did you know that March 13th is Digital Learning Day? This day is a nationwide celebration that encourages the use of technological devices to improve children’s learning experience in schools in the hopes that one day all students will have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live.
Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a great opportunity for teachers to showcase their innovative technology programs that improve student outcomes. More than just a chance to celebrate technology, it’s a chance to celebrate learning.
Digital Learning Day was also started as a chance for schools to connect and share all of the creative ways they use technology in the classroom as well as in the community.
At ELBS, we are celebrating throughout the day with several fun and unique activities centered around technology. The first is a scavenger hunt through the school. Classrooms must use their iPads to access the treasure map that leads them to various stickers. Once they find the sticker, the students must take a picture using their iPad. If they successfully find all the stickers, they win an app of their choice!
We are also hosting a free 30-minute digital yoga class. Our preschool yoga experts will lead the room in a series of beginner-level animal poses, all projected from an iPad to the screen!
For adults in our Basic Education classrooms, we will have a Listening Station set up. Designed to help students monitor their own progress in reading, the listening station records the student reading a story, allows the student to listen to their own reading, and then offers them a chance to read the story aloud again. The instant results give the students a sense of accountability for improvement, as well as confidence in their ability to read out loud.
To get started on your own #DLD, or even to track the activities of schools like ELBS, visit: http://www.digitallearningday.org/domain/25