Today, February 1, 2012, is Digital Learning Day, a nationwide effort led by the Alliance for Excellent Education to “celebrate innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology.”

On Digital Learning Day, a majority of states, hundreds of school districts, thousands of teachers, and nearly 2 million students will encourage the innovative use of technology by trying something new, showcasing success, kicking off project-based learning, or focusing on how digital tools can help improve student outcomes.”

You can catch ongoing stream from the Digital Learning Webcast until 6pm at the Digital Learning Day website. Digital Learning Day participants include Barbara Treacy, director, EdTech Leaders Online and former Governor of West Virginia Bob Wise of the Alliance for Excellent Education.

See how Pittsburgh is getting in on the action this afternoon at the Hazelwood branch of the Carnegie Library where they are hosting an iPad 2 Gadget Lab for ages 10 and up. From photography, to movie and music creation, we’ve got a bunch of fun and easy-to-use apps you’re going to love! Visit the Hazelwood branch this afternoon from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.