Did you know on February 5, 2014 is Digital Learning Day? This is a day about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a digital environment. Whether it is using desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices or tablets. It is a day to encourage students to use technology effectively to help improve education and to ensure students are ready to use and apply 21st century skills and tools in their daily lives.
The Digital Learning Day website has many resources to help teachers and parents introduce and encourage students to implement the use of technology. Here is a list of ideas that will help you get started to promote Digital Learning Day.
In addition, you can find lesson plans, classroom resources by subject, and a list of free digital tools. I will write about a few of the free tools below. Plus, I intend to use the free digital tool list and learn the tools I do not know.
1. Voki.- Students love this tool! It will allow them to create a speaking avatar. They can use this in any subject for book reviews, tutorials, biographies, and many more. They can even copy and paste the embed code from this tool and insert it into a wiki, blog, or website.