Digital Learning Day 2015 at Hartselle High School
This Friday is Digital Learning Day. In honor of this special day, complete 2 of the following challenges and you will be entered in a drawing to win one of 2 prizes- an iTunes or Chilis gift card. When you complete a challenge, tag me on Twitter (@kristigreeson, #itigers). If you do not have a twitter, you can email me. Include pictures, links, etc, if you can!
The challenge will end on Friday, March 20, 2015!
#1: Twitter Chat
Join Twitter and participate in a Twitter chat. It can be related to your subject matter or just an edchat. Click on the button for a list of hashtags, the topic, usual day and who leads. Remember, when you participate in the chat (respond to a question) use @kristigreeson #itigers to receive credit for completing this challenge.
#2 Use Tackk
Create a Tackk post (what I have used here- www.tackk.com) to share an example of a digital lesson that you have created or used in class. It can be something done in the past- does not have to be this week! Include pictures if you can. Include the hashtags, #itigers #DLday, on your post somewhere. I included them at the top under the title, but you can add them anywhere.
#3 Create a Pinterest Board
Create a Pinterest board with pins that are specific to your PLC (professional learning community or subject matter). Share that board with your department (email them the link!) and with me!
#4 Create a tutorial
Using Educreations, Youtube, Jing, or anything else you already use, create a tutorial for students on a topic covered in your class or one for fellow teachers demonstrating a digital application you have found and like! Email or tweet the link to me!
#5 Use Padlet
Create a Padlet page and post students' work. Or have students post their work to the Padlet page. You can also create a Padlet page and post links to things you would like to use in your classroom! Share the Padlet page with me via twitter or email.
#6 Connect to an Expert
This is a REAL challenge! Use Skype or Google Hangouts to connect a real expert to your class. Find a doctor, poet, author, engineer, biologist, park ranger.... and let the students have a conversation with them. If you use Google Hangouts, it will record the conversation and you can replay to all of your classes. Do this and you will be entered an extra time in the drawing! 2 entries for the price of 1!
#7 Use Gaming for formative assessment
Use Kahoot in class to check for students' understanding. Review the results to identify someone that needs a extra practice. Share a pic of your class in action via twitter or email!
#8 Use Google in your classroom
Share a Google based activity that you use with your class- folder you share, forms for your class, slides you show.... just send me the link via twitter or email!
#9 Anything Digital that you want to share!
There are way more things that you do digitally with your classes than I can list here. If you have something that you do and LOVE, please share that! Digital Learning Day is about how we use digital tools in the classroom and for our profession! So, please include your favorite thing in a tweet or email to me!