Digital Learning Day, on February 5, “is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and a career.”
Kids today are accustomed to using technology, but that does not always mean they use it effectively, or for educational purposes. Digital Learning Day seeks to help kids use technology effectively to improve their education.
If you are a school library, there are teaching tools and lesson plans available to help you get started. If you are a public library, there is a toolkit for after school programming, as well as science toolkit that could be useful for planning activities for this year’s science themed summer reading program.
If you’d like more information about planning a Digital Learning Day event, there are resources available to help get you started. There will also be tips each day until the event that point you to additional tools and resources. While digital learning should take place all year long, if you are hosting an event on February 5, you can add it to the calendar.
Are you hosting an event? What is your library doing to encourage effective use of technology? Share your ideas in the comments!