Monday, March 9, 2015

Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day
is on Friday, March 13th


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 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 or Google Classroom 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.





2.  Presentation tool using Voicethread
  • easy to collaborate and share




  • 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 or Socrative
  • 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.


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5. Digital Storytelling with StoryBoardThat
  • students can create a digital story


  • 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 or Google Forms and Flippity
  • Create flashcards, practice quizzes and games to help students study.



9.  Create concept maps with Popplet, Text2MindMap, or Google Drawings.


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


11. Create QR Codes with Goo.gl 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

15. Canva

  • is a free-to-use design software where you can choose from a wide selection of free images from the library or you can upload your own image. 





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