Digital Learning Day
The Alaska Department of Education is sharing digital stories in their state. Teachers, students and community members are building 2-minute videos to share stories about what it's like to be a teacher in Alaska. All videos are uploaded to SchoolTube and shared in Alaska's Digital Sandbox.
Educators: For more information contact Roxanne Mourant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Librarians: For more information contact Julie Niederhauser, Julie.Niederhauser@alaska.gov
Win a Nook for your library
Congratulations! The Haines Borough Public Library is the winner of the free NOOK from the Alaska State Library.
Participating libraries and activities
Library: Alaska State Library-Juneau
Title: eReader Explained
Activity: Staff will demonstrate using a variety of eReader devices, provide information on where to find free ebooks and walk participants through the process of downloading an ebook to an eReader device.
Library: Craig Public Library
Title: Inanimate Alice
Activity: I'm working with the Middle School to get the kids involved in Inanimate Alice both for Digital Learning Day and beyond. The 6-8 graders do not have any scheduled library time in the school, so this is also a way to get them into the library on a regular basis.
Library: Eagle River High School Library
Title: Using Prezi to Celebrate Black History Month
Activity: Students will present a Prezis on African-Americans for Black History Month.
Library: Alakanuk Library
Title: Our Government and Our Community
Activity: Three learning centers will be set up to teach vocabulary and fluency through readings. Materials will range from famous authors, national readers, and government documents. Vocabulary will include "declared, freedom, government, laws, and power." Learners will move through stations; the first being a teacher reading a document and asking questions. The next will be a teacher facilitating a group at a SMART Board for student interaction with video, sound, and text. The third station will be set up with iPods for individualized learning and exploration with apps. Once back together as a whole group the class will review and write a short essay about their community and government.
Library: Haines Borough Public Library
Title: Super Basic Computer Skills For Seniors
Activity: We will teach the rank beginner how to use a computer in a series of ongoing classes. The first class will start with instruction in how to turn on a computer, and move on to mouse use and practice.
Library: Colony Middle
Title: Step it up
Activity: I will be teaching advanced search techniques to get ready for a grade level research project starting the next week. This is a new thing for 6th grade, but they're ready!
- Digital Learning Day website has links to lesson plans, toolkits and media resources.
- DigitalLiteracy.gov is your destination for digital literacy resources and collaboration. Use the Find Educator Tools link to locate digital literacy content that may be used to by your library staff to teach a workshop or program.
- Use one of the excellent online video recording public service announcements from Safe Connects as a jumping off point for a program focusing on internet safety tips. Topics include net-predators, cyber-bullies, computer viruses, hate websites, password safety, spyware & adware and much more.
- If you are looking for digital literacy lesson plans for senior citizens NetLiteracy.org has them in English, Spanish and Russian.
- The Learn It In 5 website has a library of ”how-to videos produced by technology teachers, for the purpose of helping teachers and students create classroom strategies for today’s 21st century’s digital classroom.” Create a library program by sharing one of the Learn it in 5 how-to videos and then providing participants with time for some hands-on learning.
- Comic Master Graphic Novel Creator is a fun way to introduce teens and adults to digital storytelling.
- Looking for programming ideas? The Idaho Commission for Libraries has created a wonderful website of digital literacy coaching resources
- Educator’s Toolkit was created as an online resource to help educators successfully integrate technology into their classroom instruction, for digital learning activity suggestions.
- Telling your library story
- Digital Learning Day Poster