The first-ever National Digital Learning Day will happen this Wednesday, February 1st. Thirty-seven states, more than 1.5 million students and 10,000 teachers are on board — not bad for such a new initiative. The Digital Learning Day campaign celebrates both innovative teachers and effective applications of technology in education. Of the participating states, here are a few planned activities:
- Arkansas – Schools can enter a video competition for a chance at winning technology tools. Videos should demonstrate how they are using iTunesU.
- California - The California Writing Project is sponsoring a student challenge where teams will share and demonstrate the power of digital teaching.
- Michigan – Kicking off February 1st as the “Year of the Digital Learner,” the state of Michigan has planned a full year of activities and conferences around technology in the classroom.
- Wisconsin – Also releasing its statewide digital learning plan, Wisconsin will host a digital town meeting.
To get involved, catch the National Town Hall meeting at 1 PM EST on Wednesday. And tell us how your school is participating in National Digital Learning Day.