Digital Learning Resources

Check out the incredible digital learning lessons, activities, resources, and events happening in classrooms across the country.

 

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Lesson

My Nature Connection

All / Alexis Murillo

Nature-based resources for play, wellness, and environmental education. Lessons are split into categories catered toward families and educators. All the educator lessons are tied to K-12 Minnesota Academic Standards. Everyone can enjoy our hands-on, nature-based activities and curriculum adapted for easy, at-home use!

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Other
Activity

Youth Media Challenges

9-12 / Liana Holmberg

Empower students through media making and authentic audience. Engage student voice and choice with Youth Media Challenge topics customized for STEM, HUM, and even Dance! Ideal for secondary students, in distance or in-person classes. Free.

  • Digital Storytelling
  • English Language Arts
  • History/Civics
  • Science
Lesson

How Much Can We Trust YouTube for Reliable Information?

9-12 / Liana Holmberg

Students in grades 6-12 watch this informative and entertaining video to learn about the pros and cons of how YouTube algorithms that feed viewers popular, but not necessarily accurate, content. Then, they share their own opinion and practice arguing from evidence and even media making.

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Engineering
  • English Language Arts
  • History/Civics
Tips & Tricks

Podcasting and Audio Production for the Classroom

All / Liana Holmberg

In this free instructor-led online course, you’ll make audio for your classroom as well as learn how to teach and assess student audio projects. This course also prepares you to apply for PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification.

  • Professional Learning
Lesson

Digital Surveillance: Should Schools Use It?

9-12 / Liana Holmberg

Students in grades 6-12 can watch this informative and entertaining Above the Noise video that introduces the pros and cons of school surveillance, then practice arguing from evidence, media literacy, civil discourse, and even media making, through this online lesson.

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Digital Storytelling
  • English Language Arts
  • History/Civics
Tips & Tricks

Parent Support for Online Learning

All / Tillie Elvrum

Parent Support for Online Learning was founded by experienced online education parents to support parents, students, and educators as they navigate digital learning.

  • Other
Activity

Animoto

6-8 / Tami Genry

A great tool for students to use when creating book trailers or videos highlighting important people or events in a professional looking way. Animoto is easy to use and it has endless application possibilities.

  • Digital Storytelling
  • English Language Arts
Instructional Tool

Engineering Journal - Google Slide

All / Ashley Jackson

Need a digital journal for your students to record their lab or project in? On this Google Slides, students will go through steps of an engineering process to complete a project from understanding the problem, trial observations, and reflection questions.

  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Lesson

Digital Citizenship

6-8 / Chelsey Hawkins

Digital Citizenship
LEARNING SAFE PRACTICES ON THE COMPUTER/INTERNET

  • Digital Citizenship
Event

California Student Media Festival

All / Mike Lawrence

The California Student Media Festival seeks to transform student learning, recognizing creativity and student agency through the cultivation and celebration of original work in a medium that is collaboratively or individually crafted, striving for an equitable environment for all.

  • Digital Storytelling
Activity

Shapegrams: Digital Drawing Challenges

3-5 / Tony Vincent

Shapegrams are a series of Google Drawings documents with pictures to recreate, instructional videos, design tips, and extension activities.

  • Art
  • Digital Building
Activity

Among Us Escape Room

3-5 / Kristina Moore

Among Us Escape Room to review digital citizenship.

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Virtual Reality
Instructional Tool

Thinglink

All / Donna Muller

ThingLink helps you create interactive content to drive student engagement. You can use ThingLink tags in images and videos as well as 360° images and 360° videos! These may be used to enhance your infographics and maps, create narrated 360° tours and more. ThingLinks are fully responsive and work excellent on all devices.

  • Adaptive Learning
Event

Presidential Trains from 1833 to 2018, Andrew Jackson to George H.W. Bush

All / Lori Hamm-Neckar

This historical overview begins in 1833 with President Jackson, the first president to ride in a train. Highlighted will be the unique train stories of President Lincoln, Harding, Roosevelt, Truman, Johnson, Eisenhower, and Bush.It shows trains continue to make a strong connection for people with their presidents.

  • English Language Arts
  • History/Civics
Lesson

Garfield's Cyber Safety Adventures

3-5 / Christina Johnson

Instructor-led online class teaches digital citizenship with Garfield the cat. Designed to use with ANY video conference platform (Zoom, Webex, etc). No account or sign-in required to watch Garfield cartoons, access Storybooks.

  • Digital Citizenship
Event

African American Heroes and Service in WWII

6-8 / Lori Hamm-Neckar

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the official observance of African American History Month and examine the struggles and contributions they made during WWII.

  • History/Civics
Lesson

Pixel Art- Plate Tectonics

6-8 / Emily Gathman

This is an activity where students can get instant gratification and feedback when they answers questions because it draws a picture!

  • Science
Event

Ask a Ranger with Gateway National Recreation Area

Preschool / Sam Durbin

Ask a Ranger: this program is much more flexible and can be catered to fit within a teacher's created lesson plan (with some time for our rangers to prepare of course!). The program includes a video visit from a ranger to ask all your students questions on a topic, in this case, maybe something about local ecology and stewardship.

  • Science
  • Other
Lesson

Project Birdwing with Gateway National Recreation Area

3-5 / Sam Durbin

Project Birdwing: a 3 part virtual field trip that deals with themes of adaptation and ecology through the lens of different types of wings in local bird species. This trip includes an official in class presentation from our educational rangers on the topic and two optional (but highly encouraged!) exercises focused on crafting paper bird models.

  • Paper Projects
  • Science
Instructional Tool

School Leader Digital Learning Guide

All / Lakisha Brinson

The US Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology just released the School Leader Digital Learning Guide. These guides provide strategies to help teachers and leaders effectively incorporate digital learning strategies both inside and outside the classroom

  • Collaborative Leadership
Activity

Teacher Digital Learning Guide

All / Lakisha Brinson

The US Department of Education Office of Educational Technology just released the Teacher Digital Learning Guide These guides provide strategies to help teachers and leaders effectively incorporate digital learning strategies both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Collaborative Leadership
Instructional Tool

Jamboard Templates

All / Traci Johnson

Jamboard Templates allow teachers to create online interactive lessons for all grade levels; all you have to do is customize to your content. A quick Google search will give you tons of templates to customize!

  • Digital Citizenship
  • English Language Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • History/Civics
Instructional Tool

Read&Write

All / Dana Castine

Read&Write lets everyone read, write and express themselves more confidently and independently. This easy-to-use toolbar makes documents, files and web pages more accessible. Great for support with their reading and writing, at school or in the workplace.

  • Adaptive Learning
  • English Language Arts
  • Reading
Instructional Tool

Buncee

All / Shannon Miller

Buncee is a creation and communication tool for students, educators and administrators to create interactive content, allowing those of all ages to visualize concepts and communicate creatively.

  • Digital Storytelling
Instructional Tool

Adobe Spark Tutorials and Ideas

All / Claudio Zavala

Collections of Adobe Spark tutorials for all levels. In addition, ideas you can use with your students.

  • Digital Storytelling