Digital Learning Resources

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

 

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Instructional Tool

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All / John Kneafsey

Create your own comics online. A great way for students that struggle with writing to present material and show comprehension. Can be used in any class or setting.

  • Adaptive Learning
  • Digital Building
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Reading
Tips & Tricks

1 for 1

Preschool / Adriana Galvani

The child must find a word in which it is enough to change a single letter, and a word with a completely different meaning comes out......and so on

  • Adaptive Learning
Lesson

STEAM Challenge: Sphero Operated Watercraft

All / Carrie Farrell

Overview - STEAM challenges are fun, interactive, and engage learners in activities that challenge students to use creativity, critically think and collaborate. Learners use the stages of design in simple steps of the process in order to build Sphero-based creations. The Hydro-hypothesis challenge leverages Sphero’s ability to swim to test whether

  • Coding
  • Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Science
Activity

DigCit Superhero Pledge

3-5 / Michael Drezek

Digital Citizenship must be practiced and modeled regularly. Students are often told what NOT to do online. This activity puts a positive spin on it by asking students what they WILL do. It pulls in student-voice with the goal to empower students to become digital heroes or leaders online, making the web a better place.

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Digital Storytelling
Instructional Tool

VISUAL DAILY RUTINES IN SPANISH FOR ADHD

6-8 / carol morales

VISUAL TOOL FOR DAILY MORNING AND NIGHT ROUTINE FOR CHILDREN WITH EXECUTIVE FUNCTION DEFICIT.

  • Adaptive Learning
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
Event

Create Local & Global Virtual Field Trip Experiences For Your Learning Community!

All / Jennifer McKenzie

Create POWERFUL service learning connections with your learning community via Virtual Field Trips! These trips highlight ALL of our K12 Library Media Science curriculum priority standards: reading advocacy, information literacy, digital citizenship & technology integration! Padlet of OASL Webinar resources attached! Reach out with questions!

  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Reading
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
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