Students, teachers, administrators, and staff across the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District recently took part in the nationwide Digital Learning Day, which took place on Friday, March 13.
HCISD joined tens of thousands of educators and millions of students from around the country in partnering with the Alliance for Excellent Education for the fourth annual Digital Learning Day—a technology-rich learning day that celebrates teachers and shines a spotlight on successful instructional technology practice in the classroom.
As part of Digital Learning Day, HCISD’s Digital Classrooms, Information Literacy Centers, classrooms, and offices focused on using technology to support student learning and success. Activities such as digital citizenship lessons were hosted to help students learn about the importance of being safe online. Other events included creating videos to summarize a student’s favorite book, using Apps to bring learning to life (Aurasma), and exploring online resources for all content areas.
Digital Learning Day is a national campaign to improve teaching and learning that began in 2012. States and school districts held a variety of activities to promote the use of digital learning; highlighting promising practices within and among states; showcasing student work through digital learning; and conducting lesson plan contests for teachers.