NCFL joins the Digital Learning Day celebration
Practitioners, are you ready? Have you put your event on the map? Digital Learning Day (#DLDay) is Thursday, February 22, 2018! #DLDay creator, Alliance for Excellent Education, has published the official map of events taking place across North America.
As computers and technology become increasingly ubiquitous in our society, it is essential that they also become integral components in our classrooms, family programs, libraries, and adult education classes. Digital Learning Day is a celebration of learning that occurs through the effective use of technology! To participate, your program can intentionally plan instructional activities that will encourage students and families to use technology.
The National Center for Families Learning supports several free digital tools that are a perfect fit for Digital Learning Day events.
Wonderopolis encourages classes and families to follow their natural curiosity to new discoveries through the Wonders of the Day®. In classrooms, libraries, and adult education programs, celebrate Digital Learning Day by introducing learners of all ages to the Wonders of the Day. This website provides thousands of high-interest articles to practice reading, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. Additionally, Parent Time activities might focus on how to use Wonderopolis at home. For more ideas on how to incorporate Wonderopolis and inquiry-based learning into programs and classrooms throughout the year visit the Wonder Ground, the support network for educators using Wonderopolis.
Unite for Literacy provides free online books for emergent readers. The non-fiction e-books found on this website are perfect for anyone learning to read. They have only a few words or sentences per page, and many words are picture-dependent or high-frequency words. The books also have patterns and are very repetitive. For Digital Learning Day events, beginning readers can explore the online books independently or with the support of a parent during Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time®. These non-fiction books could also be used to model ways that parents might use e-books for family reading in Parent Time.
Learn to Earn Toolkit offers online learning opportunities for adults working to increase employability skills, such as social responsibility and professionalism. The site includes content for adult learners to explore 10 topics at either an intermediate or advanced reading level. Learners are introduced to new vocabulary and take quizzes to earn badges while instructors can view student progress. Resources are provided to help educators take the learning offline as well. To celebrate Digital Learning Day, introduce adult learners in your program to Learn to Earn Toolkit!
How will you be celebrating Digital Learning Day? Share your ideas in the comments section below, and don’t forget to add your event to the #DLDay Map!
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