Digital Learning Day on Figment!

Oh, Internet, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We love thee for Lady Gaga videos and Wikipedia posts; we love thee for memes and for Twitter; and we especially love thee for thy global audience.

That’s why we’re totally behind the Alliance for Excellence in Education‘s Digital Learning Day.

On February 1, teachers, students, artists, philosophers, and the like are coming together to celebrate the role that the digital world and its enormous reach play in education. You guys, as contributors to a large online writing community, are all up on, over, and IN this movement. We want you to tag one story or work in your already-existing Figment portfolio with DLDay. In your story’s (or poem’s) description, share why a digital audience has been meaningful to you and why getting peer feedback has been beneficial for you. Click here to see the stories your fellow Figs have posted on the main Digital Learning Day page.

You know how people heart your stories? This is you hearting back. Why do you post your work on Figment? So other people can see it. Why are these people important to your writing process? Tell us and tell them!

We’re joining together with the National Writing Project , Edutopia, and the New York Times Learning Network to share this event with you. This collaboration means your tagged stories will be on display for a wide audience beyond Figment’s bounds, so make sure to get your story up and posted by February 1!

On February 1, we’ll be joining NWP, NYTLN, Edutopia, and AEE in tweeting with the hashtag #DLDay.¬†We want you to get your writing-pride on and tweet with us using the tags #DLDay and #whatImake and linking to your Figment profile or one of your favorite stories. You can support digital learning AND brag about your techno-savviness.

So tag your story starting now and make sure to join us on February 1 for a twitter celebration!

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