“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin
The holidays are here! You might be familiar with advent calendars, which have treats or gifts to count down the days to Christmas. Well you can take the same concept and create your own digital version of an advent calendar. Tis the season to inspire active learning with a click and learn digital countdown calendar! Students can count the days till the break or count the days towards class starting again in 2018. In your digital calendar, you will present a nugget of learning, each day as a gift! This could be a fun learning game, trivia, writing prompt, joke, inspiring quote, fun app to try, a hyperdoc, or small task. Award a digital badge for each task as an added bonus! You can also create a digital click and launch calendar to launch an edtech mission like the ones in my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions (opens in new tab). Simply attached the mission card and badges from the book to each day. Check out my example digital calendar and the instructions that follow.
Create a Digital Calendar
To create your own interactive digital calendar:
- Go to my Google Calendar Template and make a copy. Add an image to the header.
- Take a screenshot of the calendar so it is a jpg or png.
- Upload this image to ThingLink.
- Add links, prompts, challenges, missions, or apps to explore. Feel free to add a digital badge to inspire more completion of tasks.
cross posted at teacherrebootcamp.com
Shelly Terrell is an education consultant, technology trainer, and author. Read more at teacherrebootcamp.com.