February 25th is Digital Learning Day!
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’re using tech in your classroom, encourage colleagues to use your favorite ed-tech tools, or even try something new!
This year we want to acknowledge how amazing it is that teachers have continued to learn everything they can about digital instruction to empower their students in so many different settings. You accomplished incredible things. One year ago, on Digital Learning Day, we didn’t know how quickly things would change. Digital learning is entirely different now than it was a year ago. Our mindsets and tools have changed. Teachers mobilized to adapt to virtual instruction immediately and have continued to engage with students in new and meaningful ways despite the immense difficulties they faced. This year on Digital Learning Day, we are celebrating teachers most of all!
Here are our favorite ways to use Nearpod to celebrate Digital Learning Day!
Share what’s different now compared to a year ago.
Nearpod empowers educators to use technology to transform student learning experiences. We know that it looks completely different this year, which is why we want to hear about how digital learning has changed this past year for you. Use one of our social media templates to empower other teachers by sharing what you wish you had known before, what you know now, and a tip to help a fellow teacher.
However you’re celebrating Digital Learning Day, we want to hear about it! Tweet @nearpod using the hashtag #DLDay to share your experience with other educators and us.
Lesson on 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 own digital learning experiences today by using one of our digital citizenship lessons. By teaching digital citizenship and literacy, we can enable students to think critically and participate safely, appropriately, and responsibly in the digital world.
Try Nearpod’s new whiteboard during a live lesson
Nearpod’s new whiteboard can be used during a live lesson to launch a whiteboard any time in a lesson. Students can see what a teacher is doing in real-time. Teachers can model for students or address a misconception on-the-fly. Anything you draw, write or type on the whiteboard will show up on a student’s device in real-time. For Digital Learning Day, we encourage teachers to model math problems, writing, science, or create a Venn diagram live during a lesson.
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 as 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.
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