What is Digital Learning?
What is Digital Learning?
Digital learning is when we use technology to enhance or extend learning. It could be when students use Chromebooks to build a Padlet in a Science classroom or when a teacher uses Pear Deck to deliver a lesson with Google Tools. The examples are countless! In general, when a digital tool is effectively integrated with high-quality instruction to reach a learning target, that's digital learning.
Digital learning brings many positive benefits in addition to reaching the learning target. Students have authentic ways of increasing digital literacy and media literacy. It provides many opportunities for learners to model positive digital citizenship. In Chromebook classrooms, digital tools for accessibility can easily be woven into the lesson so that all students can be successful.
Lessons can be designed as student-paced, teacher-paced, or independent learning. Lessons can be fully online or a hybrid/blended model. Teachers have the flexibility to personalize and individualize learning for students because of the rich variety of technology tools.
The ISTE Standards are a framework for students, educators, administrators, coaches, and computer science educators to rethink education and create innovative learning environments. The standards are helping educators and education leaders worldwide re-engineer schools and classrooms for digital age learning, no matter where they are on the journey to effective
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Submit videos in Flipgrid to learn in a social setting. "Where social learning happens."
See our Flipgrid page for set-up instructions and eBook.
Flipgrid is where social and emotional learning happens! The leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families.
- Common Sense Media Education Product Reviews
- Example of a Class Formative Assessment - Personal Learning Journey
- Professional Development Resources for Student-Centered Formative Assessments
- LOTS of resources to support formative assessment (e.g. EdPuzzle, Flipgrid, Quizlet Live, and many more!).
A HyperDoc is "a transformative and interactive Google Doc that replaces the standard lecture and worksheet method of delivering instruction."
- The Creators of Hyperdocs, @kellyihilton, @lhighfill, @sarahlandis
- Tech Integration Hyperdoc - Experience how students navigate through a Hyperdoc while learning how to create an effective tech integration design.
- Maniac Magee Novel Study Hyperdoc
- Learn all about Hyperdocs from Dora DeBoer's presentation - Learning with Hyperdocs
Gain a deeper understanding of ISTE Standards, SAMR, TPACK, and TIM by experiencing the following HyperDoc:
Padlet.com - "Make beautiful boards, documents, and webpages that are easy to read and fun to contribute to." Padlet is an online collaborate board. You are limited to three Padlets on a free account.
- 100 Ways for Teachers to Use Padlet:
Deliver personalized content that will deepen student learning within the context of engaging lesson design with built-in formative assessments to guide instruction. Click HERE to open the infographic in a new window.
Ziteboard is a web-based whiteboard with real-time collaboration!
Check out this lesson plan in which students create a collaborative study guide on their Chromebooks for their peers!
The best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else. For this activity, students who need to learn materials for an upcoming test will use the Ziteboard whiteboard extension to solve a math problem while recording their solution using the extension Screencastify.