Digital Learning Day

Thursday, February 28th

What's Digital Learning Day?

Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for education leaders to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. This grassroots effort blossomed into a massive nationwide celebration as teachers realized that Digital Learning Day is not about technology, it’s about learning. It’s not about laying off teachers for laptops, it’s about enhancing the role of the teacher in America’s classrooms. Digital Learning Day promotes the effective use of modern day tools afforded to every other industry to improve the learning experience in K-12 public schools
Add Your Event to the #DLDay Map

Each year, states, districts, schools, and classrooms across the United States and around the world hold thousands of events to celebrate #DLDay. If you’re planning to participate in Digital Learning Day 2019, click here and add your event!

Tie in Read Across America Week with a Breakout or Flipgrid!

Skype in the Classroom

Utilize Microsoft's Skype in the Classroom to break down the walls of your classroom. Increase students' geographical sense and take your students on an adventure by either skyping with an expert on a topic you're currently studying, or skype with another class around the world!

Skype with an Expert
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • Skype Lessons
  • Guest Speaker

Skype with a Class

  • Mystery Skype
  • Skype Collaboration
Skype in the Classroom

Click here to visit Microsoft's Skype in the Classroom and log in with your district credentials ( for Microsoft)

Digital Storytelling

Take storytelling digital and allow students to illustrate and narrate their own story. Keep it simple with Keynote and have each slide be a different page. Add student narration with the Record Audio option, and export as a movie.

Potential Story Topics:

  • Personal Narrative
  • Historical event/figure
  • Fiction

Possible Apps that are WCASD Approved:

3-5 Schoology Portfolio

Take a moment for students to reflect on the digital learning they have already done this year by creating a Schoology Portfolio, adding their proudest work, and reflecting on the learning that occurred during the task.

This will support showcasing student work at upcoming conferences--two birds, one stone??

In Schoology,

  1. Select the student's name in the upper right corner and "Your Profile" to go to the student's profile page
  2. Under the student's profile picture, select Portfolios
  3. Select (+ Portfolio) and name the portfolio
  4. Then (+ Portfolio Items) and either choose assignments the student has already submitted, or add links to Google Drive files, videos, etc
  5. Once the student has uploaded a piece of work, have them select the work and add a description of why they selected this piece