Digital Learning Week(February 22-26) at DSBN

Digital Learning Day (February 25th, 2021)

** Exclusively available for DSBN students and teachers
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The Goal:

To celebrate educators and students across the District School Board of Niagara; to encourage them to share great ideas, amazing stories, and digital learning practices in their schools!
To celebrate #DLDay with events, activities and lessons to mark the importance of digital learning in public school classrooms -- in the virtual or physical classroom!

The Reason:

Now, more than ever, digital learning is not confined to a school or classroom. Instead learning is mobile and should be available to students anytime and anywhere.  Whether learning happens at home, school, a library or elsewhere, it must be high-quality, customizable, and equitable for each and every student.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Digital Learning Day?

Digital Learning Day was started by the Alliance for Excellent Education in the United States in 2012 to provide a venue for education leaders to highlight great digital teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders and instructional technology programs improving student outcomes. Since then, it’s grown into a national.. and now global phenomenon and an online celebration of educators through #DLDay! #DLDay is an online celebration where educators share highlights from their own schools and communities -- with events, activities and lessons marking the importance of digital learning in the classroom.
Learn more about Digital Learning Day here.

Digital Learning Day at DSBN

ihub has been celebrating this day at DSBN since 2016, since growing into a week-long celebration complimenting our Hour of Code Week in December! We take this week-long opportunity to celebrate our DSBN educators and students engaging in digital learning and highlight the digital activities that our teachers implement to strengthen student learning.

How can I participate?

Celebrate with any digital education activity in your classroom (see ideas below) OR with one of our in-class offerings (registration link above). Celebrate with the online, digital work you are ALREADY doing, share your work online using the hashtag #DLDay! Traditionally, we’d provide in-person experiences, this year -- we’re coming to you virtually! Being virtual will allow us to safely reach physical and virtual classrooms across the DSBN, while celebrating digital learning!

Looking for an activity? Draw some inspiration from Computer Science Education Week and beyond here:

Grades K-3

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-8

Grades 9-12

**Digital Learning Day activities aren’t restricted to coding -- while you’re certainly welcome to celebrate through coding, this celebration applauds ALL digital learning! Find more ideas by browsing the collection of digital tools and lesson plans on the Digital Learning Day website. You can also get some great grade specific ideas from DSBN’s Learn From Home webpage, you may even see the digital tools, resources or platforms you’re currently using!**

I want to celebrate #DLDay at home with my child, how?

We applaud you for wanting to celebrate Digital Learning Day with your child -- we suggest picking out an activity from the above list or visiting the DSBN Learn From Home for grade-specific ideas! If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at for support!

We want to see what you’re working on!

Are you on Twitter? So are we! Tag us in your photos at @ihubNiagara

Who do I call for help?

The ihub Team is happy to help you choose an activity if you are stuck for one. Please contact us through e-mail: DSBN ihub or call extension 54012.