Digital Learning Day 2015!

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.

DLD_TreasureMapAt 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.ABE_Listening Station

To get started on your own #DLD, or even to track the activities of schools like ELBS, visit: http://www.digitallearningday.org/domain/25

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