Sunday, February 22, 2015

DigiLit Sunday: Join The Digital Maker Playground

As part of a continuous collaboration among educators interested in digital learningMargaret Simon hosts a weekly Digital Learning round-up on her blog:  DigiLit Sunday.  Stop by Reflections on the Teche (today's link-up) to read, discover, and link.  

Are you an advocate for digital literacy?  Do you think often about how you can help students improve the power of their digital composition?  Do you want more time to explore tools?  Would you like to connect with other educators?  Is life too busy to attend a class, but you want to learn more?  Do you like working from your couch during these cold days?  If so, we might have just the opportunity for you.

Julie Johnson and I have opened a new Google space to create, connect, and discover new ways to work digitally.  The Digital Maker Playground community will provide opportunities to make and create around selected themes.   A combination of MOOC and Digital Maker Space, we both were looking for a way to collaborate with others to think more about the possibilities of digital literacy for our students.  This seemed the perfect way to get started.

Of course, we need you to make this work.  If you are Hilliard City Schools employee, you can receive CEUs for this course through PD Express.  Our hope, however, is that educators from all over will join in this collaborative professional learning opportunity.

There are six maker sessions:
  • March 5: What's Your Maker Space? 
  • March 19: Lift a Line from Literature 
  • April 2: Make a Statement 
  • April 16: Rock My World 
  • April 30: Connected

Please join us.  Go to our Digital Maker Playground and join the community.  The first official make is March 5th.  Spread the word....the community is already growing.  


  1. Cathy,
    I am interested in joining this community. This seems very exciting and a fun learning opportunity.

  2. I love this and want to learn with you too!