Celebrate Digital Learning Day with edtech resources & strategies

January 10, 2023The Nearpod Team

Digital learning is the practice of using technology to enhance learning experiences. Teachers use technology regularly to transform learning in their classrooms. Digital Learning Day is the perfect reason to share how you use tech in your classroom, encourage colleagues to use your favorite ed-tech tools, or even try something new! 

We want to acknowledge how amazing it is that teachers have continued learning everything they can about digital instruction to empower their students in many different settings. You accomplished incredible things. Digital learning is entirely different now than it was three years ago. Our mindsets and tools have changed. Teachers mobilized to adapt to virtual instruction immediately and engaged with students in new and meaningful ways despite their immense difficulties. This year on, we are celebrating teachers most of all!

When is Digital Learning Day?

Digital Learning Day is the last Thursday of every February. This year, DL Day is February 23rd, 2023.

Digital Learning Day resources one-pager

Digital Learning Day free resources and platforms

Nearpod is the perfect edtech platform to use with your students. Get real-time insights into student understanding through interactive lessons and formative assessment activities. Sign up for free to access the resources and activities shared in this article!

We’ve compiled a list of activities and ideas you can use in your classroom with Nearpod to celebrate. Click here to download our one-pager to explore tech tools such as interactive activities, formative assessments, digital citizenship lessons, and more.

Celebrate Digital Learning Day with Nearpod’s resources & strategies

1. Start simple with a virtual interactive activity

Even one activity can bring excitement. If you’re looking for a simple way to participate in DL Day, here are some ideas:

  • Place a Matching Pairs activity at the very beginning of your lesson. It’ll be the first thing your students see when they join the lesson, giving them something to work on immediately. This way, you can focus on getting all your students where they need to be, and the rest of the class gets a little game-based reward for punctuality.
  • Create a classroom discussion with a Collaborate Board activity. Students can share ideas with a larger audience as they discover selected topics.
  • Have students show their creativity with Draw It. Let them express their thoughts using text, images, annotation, and highlighting.
Matching Pairs interactive classroom activity

2. Share your digital learning experience!

We want to hear about how digital learning has impacted you! Use one of our social media templates to share with your community and empower other teachers by sharing what you wish you had known before, what you know now, and a tip to help a fellow teacher related to digital learning.

Tag @nearpod and use the hashtag #DLDay to share your experience with other educators and us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Digital Learning Day social media template for teachers

3. Practice good digital citizenship

Nearpod opens the door for digital learning beyond the walls of the classroom. Nearpod allows students to practice future-ready 21st-century skills. Teachers can empower students to reflect on their digital learning experiences today using one of our digital citizenship lessons. Teaching digital citizenship and literacy enables students to think critically and participate safely, appropriately, and responsibly in the digital world.

Nearpod 21st century learning lesson library digital citizenship

4. Try Nearpod’s Whiteboard during a live lesson

Nearpod’s Whiteboard can be used during a live lesson to launch a virtual whiteboard at any time in a lesson. This is one simple way to make your digital lessons and activities more interactive! Teachers can model for students or address a misconception on-the-fly, while students follow along. Anything you draw, write or type on the whiteboard will show up on a student’s device in real time. For Digital Learning Day, you can use Whiteboard to model math problems or create a Venn Diagram live during a lesson.

Digital whiteboard on Nearpod

5. Try a gamified quiz with Time to Climb

Ready to get your game on? Time to Climb is Nearpod’s gamified quiz that takes student engagement to the next level. With Time to Climb, students’ characters race to the top of a mountain, and teachers surface formative assessment data at the same time. You can up the competition and engagement while you access and measure student understanding. Try a premade Time to Climb quiz from our standards-aligned content library, or create one of your own within minutes!

Time to Climb science science solar system activity

Continue to use Nearpod in your classroom

Technology is becoming an essential resource for classroom learning. There are many benefits to using technology in the classroom, such as streamlining workflows, increasing student engagement and participation, and more. With Nearpod, the possibilities are endless. You can create your own interactive lessons and activities while getting insight into student learning in real time. To continue to use Nearpod beyond DL Day, sign up below for a free account.

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