February 5th is Digital Learning Day! Fun, I know. There’s a pledge you can take, by clicking a link. I took it, I know.1 There’s even an official avatar. How many days do you know that have their own avatar?
Now, I appreciate a good party as much as the next guy, but why do we really need this? Perhaps we’re an anomaly, but we “build awareness about the potential of technology” in our schools daily. Celebrating digital learning on one day a year infers that we shouldn’t – or don’t – learn digitally all the rest.2
And what is digital learning, anyway? Or better yet, what is analog learning? Is there really such a thing? When will we reach the point where learning is just learning?
I’m ready to stop drawing lines in the sand, so I’ll make you a deal. I’ll wear your avatar on February 5th if you wear mine the rest of the year.