Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Digital Learning Day + Pi Day = Engaged Learners

Digital Learning Day and Pi Day are fast approaching, but maybe you've never heard about these two days before.

Digital Learning Day was started to showcase how technology can improve student outcomes and

support teachers.  Many online education programs provide special activities for Digital Learning Day that emphasis the use of collaboration, sharing of best technology practices and boost technology learning for teachers and students.

Here are some resources that will assist teachers and students as they explore Digital Learning Day:

Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi).

  • PI Day (official website)
  • Plan a Pi Day Party - Education World provides a list of lesson plans and activities for celebrating Pi Day with your students.
  • Dunk Tank!: Circles - A fun interactive quiz show all about diameter, circumference, radius and pi created by PBS Learning Media.
  • Teachπ.org - Find Pi Day videos, book recommendations, activities and more.
  • 7 Classroom Resources for Pi Day - List put out by Edutopia
  • Exploring Pi - This article from Scholastic provides some history on Pi as well as links to lessons geared toward elementary students.

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