ISTE Mobile Learning Network
Digital Learning Day 2015

Join the ISTE Mobile Learning Network in Sharing Ideas and Strategies

for Mobile Learning Engagement!

March 1: Collaborative Activities and Contacts

March 2: Discover the fun of digital collaboration with Mystery Skype in the classroom. Mystery Skype is meant for those who are not sure where to start or want ideas for global collaboration. The concept is simple, you connect with a class from somewhere in the the world and give each other clues on your location, talk about relevant issues. You can search by location, interest and age group.

March 3:  Use Google My Maps to create collaborative, customizable maps. Add layers of data, customize pins by color and symbol, add pictures and text to pins, and share your maps with others to collaborate.

For an example map and project description, click here. Thanks, Caitlin, @EdtechCaitlin for this tip!

March 4:  Want to discover hidden treasures AND teach your students how to find clues and solve problems? Build your own treasure hunt or find one at Search for caches in your area or create your own (allow up to 3 days for it to be visible). Follow these 8 steps:

  1. Register for a free Basic Membership.
  2. Visit the "Hide & Seek a Cache" page.
  3. Enter your postal code and click "search."
  4. Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.
  5. Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.
  6. Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
  7. Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
  8. Share your geocaching stories and photos on the MLN padlet.

March 5:

emaze is a free online presentation tool for designing and building presentation slide decks. The tool is positioned as being a cross between PowerPoint and Prezi, built on HTML5. emaze is free to trial. It allows you to build presentations online using an HTML5-based system. emaze does not require any software to be downloaded and can be used anywhere with an internet connection and an up-to-date browser. The comparisons with Prezi come from the in-built 3D effects and zooming transitions available in certain emaze templates. Users don’t need to be designers or understand the workings of the software to take advantage of these features; they can just select the relevant template. Slide decks can easily be shared online with others, and you can even allow collaboration between team members.

March 6:

What is augmented reality? Movies have given us a sense of “alternative reality” for years. Augmented reality makes something come to life in 3D! It seems like magic.

Let's take a look at a few favorites:

Aurasma - Aurasma in the Classroom

Elements 3D Cubes -

The Cell from ColAR Mix -

NASA Spacecraft 3D - NASA

Cyberchase Shape Quest - AR Geometry Game App

March 7:

OneNote Class Notebook Creator lets a teacher quickly set up a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities, all within one notebook.

Tweetchat Sharing Apps and Resources - March 12th at 7:30 PM EDT

Join us on Twitter for an App Smackdown Tweetchat. PLN leaders and other participants will each share their favorite apps for students and teachers. The App Smackdown Tweetchat will begin at 7:30 PM EDT. Join us and share your favorite apps and resources for digital learning! Hashtags: #DLDay and #istemln

March 8:

Check out the Google Resources from @ShakeupLearning -

Cheat Sheets and Guides, Chrome Apps and Extensions, Google Tips and Tricks

Confessions of a Chrome Addict - Presentation at the Virginia Google Summit

March 9:

Get your kids excited and engaged with a fun cross-platform tool! Kahoot is an exciting, game-like student response system that teachers can use to easily create and deliver quizzes and surveys to students. Students can use any internet-enabled device (computer, smart phones, tablets, iPods Touches, etc.) Students do NOT need accounts to participate. When you start the quiz, a PIN number will appear on the screen that allows the students to access the Kahoot questions.

Check out this overview for the easy and free setup steps:

March 10:

Are games in the classroom “chocolate-covered broccoli” or can they be integrated into the learning process?

Check out Matt Farber’s article Mobile Games That Are Not "Chocolate-Covered Broccoli"

Tips on Using Games in Education from Matt Farber -

Games in Education Teacher Takaways -

Learning Geometry in the Land of Venn Game Review by Matt Farber

March 11:

Collaborate with your Writing Today! Use a tool such as Google Docs to have students write a story together. Years ago, students loved to pass the paper, each one adding to the story. You can do that digitally now. For example, create five story documents shared with the class and have the students go and add to the story when they have finished their other class work. This can be done on the computers in the back of the room or on mobile devices. Read and Write for Google is now free for teachers. Try this today!

Thank you to Stephanie Hatten @TechMadHatter for this tip!

March 13:

Remember Sometimes simple is best! There are so many online math manipulatives to use and now there are free apps of these manipulatives. Check these out! The students can do their math work at the computer or on the mobile device. Also tomorrow is Pi Day so celebrate today! (Date= 3.14)

Thank you to Stephanie Hatten @TechMadHatter for this tip!

March 12:

Join us tonight for a Special Webinar - March 12, 2015 at 7 PM EDT

"Deeper Learning through Coding" with Tynker's Kevin Elgan, Director of School Programs

Using Tynker with district's primary students… “It’s not just about the coding, it’s about using coding to foster deeper learning that allows students to learn, apply what they learned and demonstrate mastery of the core content.” says Kathy Bottaro-Digital Learning Program Coordinator, Sioux City Community School District. Learn how as Kevin Elgan talks coding and common core support built into every Tynker lesson plan, Concept Maps to track progress, project hooks to support teaching in core curriculum areas and additional tools for teachers.

Webinar Room: Just add your name, no password needed.

Comment Stream

3 years ago

Welcome to our new Tackk page for sharing Digital Learning Resources. The Day is one day to celebrate what we are doing every day to engage students!

3 years ago

@laurabtrt Awesome Tackk! Excited to see all of the great digital learning resources...let us know if we can help support in any way.

2 years ago

#rethinkinghomework using tech to support, challenge and extend learning

2 years ago

This is a cool resource- I have never used Tackk before! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to try something new for DLD2015!

2 years ago

I really like Tacck, have created a sample presentation for when I present at conferences. It really is neat. Planning on doing some fun things on Digital Learning Day. we did scavenger hunts last year. 😀

2 years ago

Awesome resource

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Thanks for the follow and I hope to share more with you!