Did you know that this Wednesday was Digital Learning Day? This day is a nationwide celebration that encourages the use of technological devices to improve children’s learning experience in schools. The goal is that all students will have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities, regardless of where they reside.
Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a great opportunity for schools to showcase their innovative technology programs and share all of the creative ways they use technology in the classroom. More than just a chance to celebrate technology, it’s a chance to celebrate learning.
At ELBS, we celebrated with a technology showcase. There were six stations, each designed to share with visitors a particular technology and how we use it in our classrooms. The tables included Technology Accessories, the Speech department’s use of Compass and GoTalk communication programs and devices, the TapIt Interactive Computer, Social Skills and video modeling, and the Nao Robot Therapy program.
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!
Not only ELBS school faculty, but all BNI staff had an opportunity to participate in the showcase.
The final portion of the showcase was sharing where the future of technology may take us: virtual reality, smart homes… who can say? Tune in next year to DLD 2017 to see where it may go!
To take a look at the Digital Learning Day’s interactive map of activities, including our very own, visit: http://www.digitallearningday.org/Page/423