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Digital Learning Day: Classroom Technology That’s Making a Difference

Today is the second annual Digital Learning Day, intended to highlight the best practices and brightest ideas for incorporating technology effectively into the nation’s classrooms.

The event is spearheaded by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a nonprofit organization created by former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise. Last year, more than 15,000 teachers and 1.7 million students took part in related activities. Today, luminaries including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be participating in activities at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The events will be live-streamed, and will also feature profiles of students, teachers, schools and districts that are using classroom technology in creative — and effective — ways.

Additionally, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time, the alliance will host an online chat with Gov. Wise and a panel of education experts: John Merrow of PBS’ Learning Matters; Greg Toppo, education reporter for USA Today; Kim Sharp, an instructional medial coordinator for the Klein Independent School District in Texas. Jill Barshay, an editor with the Hechinger Report, will serve as moderator. Details of how to participate in the chat can be found here.

For more on digital learning, check out my prior posts here and here. You can also visit EWA’s News Topics page for a wealth of background on Classroom Technology, including the latest reporting. You might also want to stop by the research site for KnowledgeWorks, one of the sponsors of Digital Learning Day.


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