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Digital Learning Day is February 5th! How Will You Participate?

January 29, 2014
Amy Wilson
Common Sense Media
San Francisco, CA
CATEGORIES Common Sense News, Digital Citizenship

Help us make a difference in the future of education by joining us this February 5th for Digital Learning Day!

In today's interconnected world, the way students learn is increasingly reliant on digital technologies. This doesn't just mean having the newest resources and gadgets, it means fully integrating digital learning throughout the educational experience.

Help propel the wave of innovation this February 5th. Here are some great materials that you can use to promote your participation in Digital Learning Day to parents, community leaders, and students. 

How to Participate in Digital Learning Day

Start by taking the pledge.

Then:

  1. Host your own Digital Learning Day celebration.
  2. Add your event to the Digital Learning Day website.
  3. Announce your district participation in an email to schools.
  4. Complete a needs assessment to kick off Project 24 Plannng for Progress on Digital Learning Day.
  5. Offer a printable certificate of achievement for participating in Digital Learning Day.
  6. Ask your superintendent to proclaim February 5, 2014 as Digital Learning Day.
  7. Attend one of several “Student Debates on Air” on February 5. 
  8. Attend the live Virtual Conference co-hosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education and its Center for Digital Learning and Policy. The kickoff session is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET and the National Digital Learning Policy panel discussion from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET on February 5, 2014 (more details about the policy panel discussion below).

On February 5, join Common Sense Media’s Kelly Mendoza who will moderate a debate on the topic of the role of Digital Footprints in College Admissions:

Click here to register to attend the Debate on Air for free.

The debates on air, co-hosted by Digital Learning Day and Google, will be held between two classrooms in different parts of the country. One debate will focus on the topic: Digital Footprint: Should colleges be allowed to take your 'digital footprint' (social media presence, Google results, etc.) into consideration when making their admissions decisions? After the formalized debate session, those debating and those watching on air can participate in a live Q&A with the moderator.

Attend the live virtual conference cohosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education and its Center for Digital Learning and Policy.

Click here to register to attend the virtual conference for free

There will be two live webcasts, with a kickoff session scheduled from 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET and the National Digital Learning Policy panel discussion from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET on February 5, 2014. The webcast will come to your computer screen directly from the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

The National Digital Learning Policy panel will be moderated by Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour and include guest appearances from dignitaries at the FCC, US Department of Education and the U.S. Congress.

This event will celebrate the effective use of digital learning in classrooms across the nation. There will be a variety of activities, including:

  • Lesson plans and games you can use in the classroom
  • Live chats with experts in the field and policymakers
  • Interactive polls for viewers to provide feedback during the live event
  • Informational videos to be viewed on demand
  • Virtual trade show and live demonstrations
  • Connections to more than 30,000 teachers and educators nationwide