Digital Learning Day: Practical Life and Work Skills for Students
Digital Learning Day (DLDay) was launched by the Alliance for Excellent Education as an effort to spread innovative teaching practices and help young people everywhere access high-quality digital learning opportunities. Started in 2012 as a grass-roots effort, DLDay has grown to be a nationwide celebration, empowering U.S. educators to enhance student learning with digital tools in the classroom. Celebrated on Feb. 27 this year, the event is all about sparking innovation in every classroom, every day. As part of the celebration, Google’s Applied Digital Skills is excited to launch new curated DLDay lesson collections, which allows students to explore new digital skills for their life and future career and includes lessons on creating a resume, exploring their digital footprint, creating a presentation about a topic, and more!
Applied Digital Skills is a free video-based curriculum that teaches students the practical skills they need for work and life. Each lesson has teacher materials, including lesson plans, sample rubrics and certificates of completion for students. Videos are also available to download for offline viewing.
Try a lesson in the new Digital Learning Day collection today. Applied Digital Skills includes collections for College Readiness, Job Preparedness and Career Exploration to teach students skills for getting ready for two- and four-year colleges, and possibly for internships/apprenticeships and other types of education opportunities.
Join the Digital Learning Day celebration on Feb. 27 by:
- Encouraging learners to explore new digital skills through one of these collections;
- Sharing your activities, photos and videos with the Applied Digital Skills team on social media using #AppliedDigitalSkills and #DLDay; and
- Adding your event to the official DLDay map where you can check out the thousands of ways innovative teachers are inspiring incredible creativity in their students every day.
We look forward to seeing what learners create!
By Yvonne Melton, CS & Digital Skills Education Program Manager
Yvonne Melton manages partnerships on Google’s Computer Science and Digital Skills Education Team, whose mission is to support educators across the country and expand equitable access to computer science and digital skills learning opportunities to youth and adults.
- If you want to learn more about Google’s Applied Digital Skills resources, be sure to check out their free professional development webinar: Integrate Technology into Your Classroom with Google’s Applied Digital Skills.
- Find more resources on digital literacy and computer science in our curated collection.