[kids-lib] Digital Learning Day is February 6th

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Jan 22 11:34:45 PST 2013

[cid:image001.png at 01CDF88B.03BA5C60]

What is Digital Learning Day?
“Digital Learning Day represents a set of activities across the United States that occur all year long and will culminate in a national celebration in Washington, DC and on February 6, 2013.” (http://www.digitallearningday.org/about-us/) Not interested? Maybe someone else in your library or community is. Please help spread the word.

What is Digital Learning?
“Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student's learning experience. Much more than ‘online learning,’ digital learning encompasses a wide spectrum of tools and practice, digital learning emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere, and individualized instruction to ensure all students reach their full potential to succeed in college and a career.” (http://www.digitallearningday.org/learn-and-explore/what-is-digital-learning/)

How Can My Library Participate?
They want public libraries to participate too! Learn more (http://www.digitallearningday.org/participate/public-libraries/). You can sign up to be a recognized participant (http://www.digitallearningday.org/registration/) or simply plan some activities on your own. (Granted, the activities are ongoing, but schools can plan specific activities for the “big day.”) There are lots of ideas (http://www.digitallearningday.org/participate/) and resources (http://www.digitallearningday.org/take-action/). For those so inclined, you can share your success stories (http://www.digitallearningday.org/learn-and-explore/share-your-story-form/).

Who Sponsors This?
The campaign is led by the Alliance for Excellent Education, and there is a long list of national partners including AASL<http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/evalworkbook>, ISTE<https://www.iste.org/>, NCTE<http://www.ncte.org/>, NASSP<http://www.nassp.org/>, and NAESP<http://www.naesp.org/>. That sampling encompasses school library staff, instructional technology teachers, English teachers, and principals. Perhaps you can (or are!) collaborate with a group in your school to help stress the importance of digital learning.

Digital Town Hall
“Moderated by Leon Harris, award-winning journalist and anchor of ABC7/WJLA-TV (Washington, DC), the Digital Town Hall will demonstrate ‘digital learning in action’ and feature high-profile leaders from government, education leadership, and leading corporations in front of a Washington DC–based live studio audience. The agenda includes interactive polls, nationally recognized teachers and school leaders, a chat for interaction with digital viewers, and high-profile policymakers demonstrating how digital learning and technology can help transform the nation’s schools.” You must sign up to watch (http://www.digitallearningday.org/news-and-events/events/national-events/). Also, there’s a long list of state events (http://www.digitallearningday.org/news-and-events/events/state-events/).
Odds and Ends
Digital learning is about more than tools (article): http://www.literacyinlearningexchange.org/blog/digital-learning-is-about-more-than-tools
Edutopia’s resource roundup: http://www.edutopia.org/digital-learning-technology-resources
Katie and Jen

Katie Anderson
Youth Services Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>

Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>

OSLIS || www.oslis.org
Learn to research. Research to learn.©

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://omls.oregon.gov/pipermail/kids-lib/attachments/20130122/d0583fdf/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image001.png
Type: image/png
Size: 23437 bytes
Desc: image001.png
URL: <https://omls.oregon.gov/pipermail/kids-lib/attachments/20130122/d0583fdf/attachment.png>

More information about the Kids-lib mailing list