“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. If you like these ideas then be sure to check out my new book published this summer with more ideas, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom.
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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 image.
- Upload this image to ThingLink.
- 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.
If you enjoyed these ideas, you may want to get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my $5.99 ebook, Learning to Go, which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.
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