Digital Learning Day 2013
from NCTE INBOX 1-8-13
The Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE) and dozens of education partners, including NCTE, are making plans for the second annual Digital Learning Day, Wednesday, February 6. Digital Learning Day is "a national campaign that celebrates teachers and shines a spotlight on successful instructional practice and effective use of technology in classrooms across the country."
The following resources from NCTE and ReadWriteThink.org provide more information on digital learning, which includes any instructional practice that is effectively using technology to strengthen the student learning experience.
The themed issue of Language Arts "Professional Development in the Age of Nick.com" (E-M) shows ways in which teachers are being change agents as they conceive of themselves as digital-age educators. Read more in "Teachers as Co-Learners in the Digital Age."
In Lesson Plans for Developing Digital Literacies (M-S), editors Mary T. Christel and Scott Sullivan present a set of lessons designed to help with the integration of a variety of digital applications -- Web 2.0 and beyond -- into courses and units of teaching. See examples on the Companion Website.
In Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning (M-S), Renee Hobbs clarifies principles for applying copyright law to 21st century education and discusses what is permissible in the classroom. Explore more about the fair use of digital materials in this sample chapter.
Author Sara Kajder examines ways in which teachers and students co-construct new literacies through Web 2.0 technology-infused instructional practices in Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students (M-S). Read more in the sample chapter, "Situating the Conversation: New Literacies, Technology, and Learning in the English Language Arts Classroom."
In the English Leadership Quarterly themed issue "Technology Refresh," editor Susan Groenke offers articles that speak both to the philosophical path toward the integration of technology in the classroom and our practical approaches to incorporating it into meaningful and engaging instruction. Learn more about teaching with technology with this set of ReadWriteThink.org Strategy Guides.
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