Digitial Learning Day
Thursday, 25 February 2021 is the 10th annual Digital Learning Day (#DLDay). Conceived at a time when the phrase 'digital transformation' was increasingly common, the potential for the application and effective use of technology in education was still unclear.
The day was launched in the US by the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) in support of early adopters and to highlight the value of technology in schools. Originally focused on policymakers as much as practitioners, #DLDay forged a path to improve approaches to instruction using technology, shifting perceptions to recognise it as a necessary tool.
#DLDay is now an online celebration where educators share ideas, stories and practices through social media and within their own schools and communities. Thousands of events, interactive activities and lessons mark the importance of innovation in schools and remind participants that every day should be a digital learning day in school classrooms.
Organisers say the sentiment could not be more powerful today, with #DLDay assuming an entirely new meaning in the wake of 2020's disruption, as digital learning is not confined to a school or classroom.
While it is US-based, and some of the content skews toward that region, there is still a wealth of information to be found in the resources section of the website, thanks to the efforts and sharing of network members who have uploaded a range of videos, presentations, websites, activites, lessons and other tools.
Check on the Digital Learning Day website here and follow #DLDay on social media for more information.
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