February 2018 Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day

Distance Learning News - February2018

The Origins of St. Patrick's Day
Celebrated by the Irish as a religious holiday for over a thousand years, the custom of St. Patrick's Day has spread throughout the world. In The Wearing of The Green, your students will learn about the origins of St. Patrick's Day, who St. Patrick was, why it's celebrated as a holiday, and how it's celebrated throughout the world. Click here to view more information about this program or contact us via email.
Digital Learning Day 2018
Digital Learning Day 2018will be observed across the country on Thursday, February 22, 2018.Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for education leaders to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. Visit the
national Digital Learning Day websitefor more information about Digital Learning Day activities available in your state andhow your class can also participate.
As a part of this annual event, acollaboration of cultural, scientific and educational institutions throughout Ohio including the Ohio History Connection, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, COSI, LEARNnco, and the East Central Ohio Education Service Center, are providing access tofree, interactive, distance learning programstoOhio-based groups.The deadline to register for these programs is Friday,February 16,2018! You can browse the listing of programs available to Ohio groups by visiting the Digital Learning Day Ohio website or email us for more details. You can also download a flyer about Digital Learning Day Ohio 2018 events through this link.
Comparing the Past and the Present
In our You Can Make History series, your early elementary students are introduced to the concepts of history through the diaries of Arbuckle, a 200-year-old turtle.
In What Shall I Do Today, students will explore daily frontier life, gender roles, chores and responsibilities, along with leisure time activities.
In Home Sweet Home, students will learn about the development of a farmstead. We’ll also examine the building and interior of a settler's home to look at furnishings and daily living needs.
In Trees, Trees, Trees, students will learn how early settlers used trees in their daily life, why they were such a valuable resource, and the continued importance of trees in modern times.
In What Shall I Wear Today, students will learn about clothes on the early American frontier. Students will examine how children dressed in the past, sources of various clothing materials, and how clothes were made.
By comparing and contrasting their lives today with that of early American settlers, students will build a foundation of understanding for history and how things change over time with You Can Make History.