Friday, February 19, 2016

Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day was this Wednesday, February 17. Of course, we Instructional Technology Specialists wanted to capitalize on this day to hear from our community of educators about the digital learning that is happening in their classrooms and campuses.

Twitter Chat

Our #pisdedchat theme this week was "Livin' in a Digital World". Many educators from PISD and beyond joined the rich discussion on what digital learning is, its impact on students and teachers, barriers that impede digital equity, and more. Below are the chat questions and you can catch up on the conversation via the Storify link below. It's worth reading!


Here is the Storify: https://storify.com/techknowleah/pisdedchat-february-16-2016

Twitter Challenge!

On Wednesday, we had a Digital Learning Day PISD Twitter Challenge! #pisdDLDay


PISD educators took the time to share the digital learning that was happening in their classrooms with each other and the world. Click the Storify link below to see the many pictures of digital learning taking place live!

Here is the Storify of the awesome #pisdDLDay Tweets that came through that day! https://storify.com/techknowleah/pisddlday-digital-learning-day-twitter-challenge

Using "The Hat" and Screencast-o-matic, Leah drew names of all who participated in the Twitter challenge and published this video to announce the prize winners. Many thanks to Clara for collecting the great prizes to give away!


The Why

We want to thank the Alliance for Excellent Education for establishing this day to put a spotlight on tech integration.
"Digital Learning Day was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices to ensure that all youth have access to high-quality learning opportunities." Alliance for Education, 2016, http://www.digitallearningday.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=71
We were very pleased to see that teachers, librarians, and principals are using technology to enrich the learning and the involvement of everyone in their classrooms and campus.

Thanks to all who participated in the chat, the challenge, and to those front-runners who aren't afraid to use technology to enrich and improve student learning!

More Information

If you'd like to learn more on the topic of digital learning, visit the Digital Learning Day website for informative reading material, videos, and tech integration ideas.

Rafranz Davis emceed a live webinar series during the entire Digital Learning Day. Visit this site Digital Equity: The Road Ahead to watch the recap video!

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