Digital learning day . . .is February 17, 2016! If you are looking for some ideas on how to recognize this day, I invite you to Flip it! Instead of planning extensive activities, why not see what your students already know? I guarantee you will have a few surprises, and you may even learn a few new tricks.
It's inevitable - we all make mistakes using technology, and the older we get, the more likely this is to happen. Being able to laugh at yourself and move on is an important skill, so model it well! Now for the really fun part:
Student learning happens best when THEY are teachingWait, what? It's true, though. When you can really explain something to someone else, that is when you know you KNOW it. You will not believe what your students already know! It might be a shortcut, or a great app they use that you've never heard of, or even a great tip like how to extend battery life. Use some of the questions above if you get stumped. Looking for even more ways to let your students take the lead? Visit this article from teach thought:
Try Something New for Digital Learning DayLast but not least, why not try something new! Are you paperless? Are you thinking about incorporating more digital learning in your classroom? Why not try a resource specifically designed for use with Google Drive™? Your students will continue to learn important skills they learned on paper, but it will be paired with technology learning that is increasingly more important in the 21st century. While I am new to creating educational resources for the digital learning market, I'm excited to show you my latest creation for learning Fractions on a Number Line:
#tptdigital at Teachers pay Teachers.
Fractions on a Number line with Google Drive
There are 5 different levels with 38 different slides for practicing halves, fourths, sixths, and eighths. A great introduction for third graders in particular, but even my second grader loved this one! One great thing about using a digital resource is that it can be colorful without using a ton of ink. In this resource, I have color-coded all of the fractions. As shown above, sixths are always in blue. This helps as they progress through the material to differentiate between the various fractions, particularly in the comparing fractions activity. In addition to a "back end" activity, where your students can manipulate the 38 slide presentation, there is also a digital interactive notebook (DINB) and a game! With the digital interactive notebook, your students can show what they know about fractions on a number line. Using activities like this (which require their input) in conjunction with practice activities like the game will solidify the concepts for them in a real and meaningful way.
You can click the image below to go directly to the newly updated Fractions on a Number Line resource:
I hope you have fun "flipping it" for digital learning day!