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Motivate Learners This Holiday Season with a Digital Calendar

Motivate Learners This Holiday Season with a Digital Calendar

“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

December is right around the corner and one way to celebrate the holidays with your students is by creating a digital calendar of activities. You can create an advent calendar full of cool web tool projects, a calendar of kind acts, a calendar to motivate students to keep learning during the break, a calendar introducing students to different traditions and cultures around the world, or a calendar of writing prompts. Below find a digital calendar with an example of the ideas above for each week and a template to create your own December Digital Calendar using Google Docs and Thinglink.

Create a Digital Calendar

To create your own interactive digital calendar:

  1. Go to my Google Calendar Template and make a copy. Add an image to the header.
  2. Take a screenshot of the calendar so it is a jpg or png image.
  3. Upload this image to ThingLink.
  4. Add links, prompts, challenges, missions, or apps to explore.

Challenge: Create your own digital calendar to inspire students to explore your topic in meaningful ways.

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Shelly Terrell is an education consultant, technology trainer, and author. Read more at