Next week is the fifth annual digital learning day on February 17.
To get ready for it, here is my school’s digital citizenship program – a perfect time to start up a similar one at your school!
This year, we started a focus group that meets once every month or two to plan for future events. On the first Wednesday of every month, all advisories choose a “d-day” (for digcit day) activity of their choice to discuss or complete. Many are current events with the goal to promote discussion and awareness in this first year. We held a chapel in the fall for all students and are organizing a student panel and chapel for the spring, featuring current students who have a positive online presence. We have also held monthly parent talks since November focusing on creative active digital creators rather than passive digital consumers.
We will hold a week long celebration of activities for digital learning day, starting with a hands-on parent activity on Monday. Parents will complete the Makey Makey challenge, among many other activities promoting active learning.
What are you doing for digital learning day?