Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Today is Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day
is on Wednesday, February 5th

Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and a career

During this event, I thought it would be a cool idea to use a new and/or different tool in your classroom.

Some of the ideas I was thinking are

  1. Backchanneling using Today’s Meet
  • Instead of writing, have students participate in a digital classroom discussion.
  • Give your room a name
  • Select the duration of the room
  • Hit ‘Create Room’ button
  • Enter your name and press ‘Join’
  • Enter your message and press ‘Say’
  • Copy the URL address and paste it into Edmodo so the students can access it.
  • Students do not need an account.
  • The teacher would have to moderate it to make sure students stay on task.

Here is my discussion link I created for this event.

2.  Presentation tool using Voicethread
  • easy to collaborate and share
  • all students have accounts

  • Have your students build a building, town, or city with this application.  
  • Recommend students to use the Chrome browser.
  • Students do not need an account.

4.  Flip your classing using Nearpod
  • You can create a student response presentation and assign it to your students.
  • Students do not need to create an account.
  • Just share the presentation code with students and they will join it.
  • Students can access your presentation on ANY device.

5. Collaborate with Kollaborate
  • Build a discussion board with your students or small groups.
  • Students can upload pictures and links with either of these tools.
  • Great method for an exit ticket.

  • will bring characters to life by documenting their journey.
  • allows students to virtually follow along with a book.

7. Start Writing with Inklewriter
  • Help students write and publish interactive stories.

8. Study with Quizlet
  • Create flashcards, practice quizzes and games to help students study.

9.  Create concept maps with Popplet

10. Classroom Connection with Skype or Google Hangout
  • Teacher will need to create an account.  

11. Create QR Codes with or Kaywa
  • allow students to quickly go to a website by scanning a QR Code
  • create book reviews or videos

12. Allow students to create a website using Google Sites to portray their work.

  • allows students to create interactive pictures.
  • Can be used for landmarks, periodic table of elements, book/character reviews
  • Many possibilities

Please participate in the TodaysMeet Discussion I started so that you can understand how backchanneling works.

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