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Digital Learning Day Celebrates Technology

Digital Learning Day Celebrates Technology

Feb. 1 has been designated as “Digital Learning Day,” according to White House officials.

Last week’s inaugural event recognized the weaving of technology and education. The town hall meeting included Skype visits with schools across the country, Khan Academy’s founder Salman Khan, online teacher of the year Kristin Kipp, and the “Digital Textbook Playbook” issued by the United States Department of Education and the Federal Communications Commission. The “Digital Textbook Playbook” is a guide to help K-12 educators transition into a digital learning environment.

Supporters of the technology movement praised the classroom reformation but opponents cautioned that the only ones to gain are the software corporations issuing the programs to run digital classrooms.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, second from right, and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, right, prepare for a town hall meeting at the Newseum in Washington that was live-streamed online as part of Digital Learning Day.