We did ‘celebrate’ Digital Learning Day again this year. There were many amazing examples of how we are integrating technology into our everyday learning. Given that we have a school goal to connect, share, or publish with a larger audience, it was a perfect opportunity to recognize and honor the work that’s been done.
Many of our teachers are using Kidblog with students – so having them comment on one another’s blog was a natural offshoot for the day. Some of that happened class to class within our district. Others blogged and left comments for students in other states and countries. Our reach is extending! Skype played a part in some classrooms which was a great way to connect between the two school buildings in our town, but we also had classes Skyping with Canadian classes and a class in Greece. One first grade class physically went to visit another class, and shared the digital book they had created on iPads. There was a lot of ooh-ing and ahh-ing heard. We also have two math classes doing an amazing collaboration down the hall from one another – tweeting, blogging, and videocasting math conjectures with one another.
We experimented with a tool that’s new to us by using Thinglink to showcase some of the things that took place on Digital Learning Day 2013 in the Williston School District. Take a look and feel free to comment here or on the Thinglink.