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Digital Learning Day

DLDayDate2Digital Learning Day 2016 is February 17. This event is coordinated by the Alliance for Excellent Education, an NCLE Stakeholder. The purpose of this day is to showcase examples of effective technology use in classrooms across the nation. NCTE is proud to be considered a National Core Partner of Digital Learning Day.

In preparation for Digital Learning Day, NCTE recommends the following titles, guidelines/position statements, On Demand Web seminars, and National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) resources to help you integrate technology in instruction in ways that are meaningful and authentic.

Kristen Turner and Troy Hicks, in Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World, offer practical tips by highlighting classroom practices that engage students in reading and thinking with both print and digital texts, thus encouraging reading instruction that reaches all students. Also read “No Longer a Luxury: Digital Literacy Can’t Wait” from English Journal.

On Digital Learning Day 2013, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) issued an updated version of the NCTE Framework for 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment, including its definition of 21st century literacies. This document not only celebrates the affordances of digital tools and the contributions they make to literacy learning, it suggests that what it means to be literate has shifted—again. Read more in “Responding to Shifting Literacies“.

This collection contains video clips illustrating 21st Century learners and a demonstration of the evolving meaning of literacy.

In Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students, author Sara Kajder examines ways in which teachers and students co-construct new literacies through Web 2.0 technology-infused instructional practices. See more in the sample chapter.

View the #nctechat archive “Beyond the Screen: Multimedia in the Classroom“, guest hosted by the Studies in Literacies and Multimedia Assembly of NCTE.

Lesson Plans for Developing Digital Literacies presents a set of lessons designed to help you integrate a variety of digital applications into the courses and units you’re already teaching. Read the sample chapter, “What’s on the Other Side, When You Finally Cross the Digital Divide?

Check out these resources on Digital Learning from

How will you be celebrating Digital Learning Day?