Building Our Digital Community

One of the great things about digital technology is that it allows groups to connect across networks. So, we hoped that this 10 day challenge would serve that purpose for students across our school district. By participating in this challenge, you have the chance to meet new people, share ideas, and be part of a bigger conversation. The more people we get to take part, the more people we will add to our personal learning network (PLN). Having a big community of fellow learners means that we have more chances to find new ideas that can help us.

We know that it will take a few days for everyone to get started with this, so don’t worry if you weren’t here on day one. Just read what others have shared, and add your ideas as well. That’s another great thing about learning in the digital world. We don’t all have to be communicating at exactly the same time. We can join in on our own time. That’s called asynchronous communication.

How to Comment

At the bottom of each day’s post, you will find a dialog box for leaving a comment. When you click in the comment box, you will be asked to supply a name and email address. Use your first name and your EVSC gmail address ([email protected]).

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Only students who provide their name and EVSC email will have their comments posted. Comments will be screened before going live on the blog – this might take a little time, be patient, they will appear.

We are looking for comments that add to the conversation and make us think. Feel free to ask the author of the post questions, add your own ideas and resources, and share your experiences related to the topic.

Today’s Challenge

We’re starting things off easy today. We just want to find out who is participating and start the conversation.  Please comment below by introducing yourself and sharing one digital tool, mobile app, electronic gadget, or video game that you use for learning, and tell us why you like it. It’s that simple. Here’s an example:

Hi! I’m Tim and I love the web tool Canva. It’s a great photo editing and design tool. I use it to learn how to design images. In fact, I designed the Digital Learning Challenge logo with Canva. It’s great because it comes with a bunch of design tutorials for free on the site.

Challenge extended. We can’t wait to learn with you all!