Happy Digital Learning Day! Project Tomorrow is proud to be a longstanding Core Partner in Digital Learning Day. Subsequently, we've released a new participation map and a special sneak peek at the 2014 National Findings for K-12 students titled: Top Ten Things Everyone Should Know About K-12 Students' Views on Digital Learning. Additionally all 2014 Speak Up district contacts now have access to a new data report to help with data analysis.
Not sure what Digital Learning Day is about? Keep reading to learn more about the event, as well as ways you can get involved.
Quick links:▪ Digital Learning Day 2015: Learn more about this annual celebration, as well as ways to get involved.
▪ Top Ten Things Everyone Should Know About K-12 Students' Views on Digital Learning: Get a sneak peek at the 2014 National Findings for K-12 students.
▪ Speak Up 2014 Participation Map: We've created a new and improved participation map in honor of #DLDay - check it out!
▪ New data report for district contacts: If your district participated in Speak Up 2014, check out this new way to view your data.
Thanks for reading! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our Blog. Don't forget to share your digital learning celebrations with@OfficialDLDay and with the hashtag #DLDay!
-The Project Tomorrow team
Digital Learning Day 2015
About Digital Learning Day
Since 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for education leaders to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. This grassroots effort blossomed into a massive nationwide celebration as teachers realized that Digital Learning Day is not about technology, it’s about learning. It’s not about laying off teachers for laptops, it’s about enhancing the role of the teacher in America’s classrooms. Digital Learning Day promotes the effective use of modern day tools afforded to every other industry to improve the learning experience in K-12 public schools.
Digital Learning Day Live!
This year, Digital Learning Day is going live! Digital Learning Day Live! will highlight some of the nation’s most promising digital learning initiatives and foster a stimulating discussion about what it takes to integrate technology effectively, strategically, and meaningfully in schools. This free online event streams live from Washington, DC, beginning at 1PM EST. To RSVP to this free, online event, visit the Digital Learning Day website.
It's not too late to start celebrating Digital Learning Day! Check out some of these easy ways to get involved:▪ Visit Digital Learning Day's Planning Resources Hub to find free and easy to use tools to get started with your digital celebration.
▪ View the interactive activity map to gain ideas from other celebrants
▪ Spread the word about digital learning by visiting Digital Learning Day's Facebook page, Twitter account (@OfficialDLDay), and by using the hashtag #DLDay.
▪ Join the virtual experience by participating in Digital Learning Day Live!
Visit Digital Learning Day's official website to learn more, and keep reading to see how we're celebrating digital learning today.
Top Ten Things Everyone Should Know About K-12 Students' Views on Digital Learning
Sneak peek at the 2014 National Findings for K-12 Students
We are excited to release a sneak peek of the 2014 National Findings for K-12 students in honor of Digital Learning Day! Last fall, 431,231 K-12 students nationwide spoke up about digital learning and more - here's a preview of what we learned:▪ 42% of 6th-8th graders say taking an online or virtual class should be a requirement for graduation.
▪ Amongst girls, 64% of 3rd-5th and 50% 6th-8th graders want to code.
▪ 46% of 9th-12th graders are Twitter users now – 4 times more than in 2011 when only 11% were tweeting.
To read the full list of things everyone should know about K-12 students' views on digital learning, click here.
Check out our new interactive participant map, which shows how loudly all of our Speak Up 2014 districts spoke up about education, technology, and more.
Click here to view the map.
Did your district participate in Speak Up 2014?
If so, we've provided a way for all district contacts to view a report of their district’s school results in a side by side comparison format. Follow these steps to view your data:1. Visit the view data homepage and log in under option 1.
2. Once logged in, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Download Excel Summary."
3. Select which audience you would like to view data under.
4. Download the spreadsheet.
Please note this information is only available to districts that participated in Speak Up 2014.
Thank you for your interest and continued support of Speak Up! Be sure to stay updated on all things Speak Up by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagramand our Blog.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Speak Up Operations Manager, Jenny Hostert, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (949) 609-4660 ext. 17.
Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for the support of Speak Up 2014: Blackboard Inc., BrainPOP, Fuel Education, DreamBox Learning, Schoolwires, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Rosetta Stone, American Association of School Administrators, Consortium for School Networking, Digital Learning Day, Digital Promise, edWeb, International Association for K-12 Online Learning, International Society for Technology in Education, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National School Boards Association, Secondary Education Teachers’ Association, and the Southern Regional Education Board.