Summary:Ideal for sites considering special events for the annual Digital Learning Day, this NWP Radio show describes how four teachers advocate for thoughtful and creative use of technology in schools. The teachers share what they have planned in their classrooms and at their Writing Project sites for the 2013 Digital Learning Day and talk about their varied approaches involving technology in their own instructional practices.This piece could be useful for teachers interested in developing similar programs or for school partnerships focused on 21st century literacy skills.
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Duration: 58 minutes
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Joe Dillon, teacher-consultant with the Denver Writing Project and instructional coach at Aurora Public Schools, on thinking forward about digital and connected learning:
A lot of the bigger conversations that can happen around educational technology on a national scale are big ideas, like MOOCs or flipped instruction or 1-to-1 computing initiatives. And a lot of times those generate a lot of conversation and they’re fascinating, and I sometimes think what gets pushed aside is the discovery that teachers make when they’re doing things that we almost take for granted in terms of the initial steps of integrating technology in the classroom.