It is almost time for International Dot Day!!!
You may be wondering, “What is Dot Day?” This annual event, celebrated by over 14 million students and educators in 181 countries, is all about fostering creativity, courage, and collaboration. It is inspired by Peter H. Reynold’s book, The Dot.
When: the Week of September 15-ish, expect lots of activities the week before the 15th (especially on Friday, September 13) and the week after the 15th
How: Getting involved in International Dot Day is as easy as registering. It’s free, flexible, and open to any class from all around the world. The attached guide to International Dot Day explains exactly what it is and how to participate.
Ideas for Celebrations: Check out these 7 ideas from around the globe OR if you want to see more, head over to the Edublog Pinterest board.
Ideas for Connecting with Others: Connect with others around the globe and plan a collaborative project like this one, in which Mrs. Yollis (my inspiration for class blogging) and friends had students in grades 1 – 3 writing stories, creating pictures, and using augmented reality.
Need Help Finding a Classroom with which to Connect? Look on the International Dot Day’s Facebook page .
Whatever you do…take lots of pictures and use this editable press release to let your community know!
Want to make it even more meaningful for older students? Check out the plethora of resources in Discovery Education.