Next week, on September 15th, we are looking forward to celebrating International Dot Day, a global celebration of imagination and creativity, which this year is set to involve several million children from over 112 countries.
From the Dot Day website:
International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009.
The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.
Last year, my young students at Iona Presentation PS in Mosman Park, Australia created dots using DoodleBuddy on their iPads, which we shared in the video below.
When I went to ISTE in Philadelphia earlier this year, I was delighted to meet Peter Reynolds and Terry Shay in person, and I’m very much looking forward to celebrating #DotDay 2015!
How will you celebrate?
Register at http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/register, and check out the gallery for inspiration. Share your students’ creations with the hashtags #dotday and #makeyourmark