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Celebrating Digital Learning Day- February 25, 2021

 

 

Over the past year, the landscape of digital learning has changed dramatically. Teachers who previously looked at digital tools as optional have learned how to utilize these tools for daily interaction with their students and as primary vehicles for instruction, student practice, and assessing progress. Now more than ever, it is essential to provide teachers with high quality digital learning resources and opportunities to share those resources with a broader community.

On February 25, 2021, educators from around the United States will be celebrating Digital Learning Day. Educators can join a network of over 1,700 contributors to share resources, best practices, and stories of overcoming adversity in these difficult times.   

Digital Learning Day was started in 2012 by the Alliance for Excellent Education and has grown in reach and scope over the past decade. They strive to provide “high-quality, customizable, and equitable” digital learning opportunities for “each and every student”. Educators can explore their curated resources and filter by state, grade level, category, and type. They can also view resources from Google for Education and incorporate digital citizenship lessons on digital footprint and evaluating the credibility of online sources.

To participate in Digital Learning Day:

  1. Join the network at digitallearningday.org/join/. 
  2. Spread the word online and share your membership on Twitter and Facebook.
  3. Share your digital learning strategies on Twitter and Instagram. Use the hashtags #DLDay2021 and #DLDay.
  4. Plan a #DLDay activity for February 25, 2021 and join thousands of educators celebrating nationwide.

Digital Citizenship Week

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As part of the National Connected Educator’s Month events, October 19-25 has been designated as the third annual Digital Citizenship Week. Common Sense Media in partnership with Connected Educator’s Month has developed a robust toolkit of activities for teachers, students, administrators and families to explore and take action on digital citizenship topics.

Some of the activities featured include:

  • Empower Students – Post a Common Sense Media digital citizenship poster in your classroom, school office, or hallway.
  • Engage Families – Distribute a Common Sense Media Family Tip Sheet, or even two or three. You can share the tip sheet in hard-copy form or save paper and share it electronically.
  • Connect Teachers – Learn about the most common behavioral issues your students face when using technology by checking out these straightforward Common Sense Media teacher backgrounders.

Link to the complete Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Week Toolkit

National Bullying Prevention Month

On October 7, 2014, the EGUSD Board of Education took action on a resolution to declare October as National Bullying Prevention Month.  EGUSD has long had strategies for bullying prevention and intervention in place to help keep students safe and ensure a healthy learning environment.  The district has an extensive board policy on bullying that covers a variety of areas, including cyberbullying, bullying prevention, intervention, complaints and investigation, discipline and enforcement mechanisms. Focusing on cyberbullying issues as part of your bullying events is a perfect way to weave Digital Citizenship Week into National Bullying Prevention Month.

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