Sometimes I look at my blog stats and notice that a particular post has suddenly become popular and I have no idea why. Then I re-visit the post (usually one that is years old) and realize that half of the links don’t work anymore. So, I try to update it just in case more people end up reading it for whatever obscure reason. However, since the post I noticed today is from 2014, and Dot Day is actually an annual event, I thought it might be about time to write a new Dot Day post.
International Dot Day began in 2009, and was inspired by The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Similar to the Global Cardboard Challenge, Dot Day is a celebration of creativity and innovation. You can learn more about its origins and download free resources here. As the website states, Dot Day is generally celebrated “September 15-ish.”
Most of my links from 2014 and other past posts do not work any longer, but here are some that still exist:
- String-Stitched Dots
- Dots from Different Artistic Perspectives
- Dot Day Pinterest Board or Another Dot Day Pinterest Board
- Augmented Reality Dot using ColAR app
And here are some new ones I found with a bit of digging today:
- Flipgrid Dot Day Celebration on 9/15/2021 LIVE WITH PETER H. REYNOLDS! (In retrospect, I probably should have begun the post with this one!)
- Dot Day Choice Board from Teacher/Librarian Shannon Miller
- Negative Space Dot Day Art
- The Rich Potential of International Dot Day
I should note for new readers that it’s unusual for me to be nearly a month ahead when it comes to blogging about special events, so it’s best not to expect this to become a habit!