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Are You Prepared for Digital Learning Day?


On February 6, 2013, schools, teachers, librarians and national organizations will celebrate Digital Learning Day 2013, a day to celebrate educators and librarians who create inspirational learning opportunities for young people by effectively integrating technology use and practices in and out of the classroom. The American Library Association (ALA) will support Digital Learning Day 2013 as part of the continued effort to highlight the everyday work done by librarians to support digital literacy.

The ALA is asking librarians across the country help spread the word about Digital Learning Day. The Digital Learning Day website lists numerous ways you can participate, but here are a few:

  • Write a blog about your digital learning experiences
  • Plan an activity on Digital Learning Day
  • Launch a project or lesson using digital learning or discussing technology’s role in learning on that day
  • Invite a local business person in to your class to talk about the skills needed to succeed
  • Do a presentation to the parent-teacher association about the benefits of digital learning

Digital Learning Day, sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education, is the culmination of year-long activities in K-12 schools, public libraries, and among educators from all walks of life.

Through our ongoing work with the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy Digital Literacy Task Force, we have learned about the critical role librarians play in developing resources for classroom teachers and in designing dynamic learning opportunities for students and the public.

Learn more about Digital Learning Day.

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Marijke Visser

Marijke Visser is the associate director and senior policy advocate at the American Library Association’s Washington Office. She is involved in all stages of Libraries Ready to Code, E-rate, and Connect Home projects. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Peace and Global Studies/Sociology and Anthropology from Earlham College in Indiana. Before joining the ALA in 2009, Marijke earned her master’s in Library and Information Science from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.

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