Both Digital Learning Day and the 100th Day of School fall this coming week in our schools. I have no idea which teachers it was, many years ago, that made a holiday out of the 100th Day of School, but it’s celebrated in elementary school classrooms nationwide, at the very least. Students bring in displays of 100 Cheerios, pennies, etc. and honor the day in creative ways.
This year, the schools in which I work are compiling a list of how we’re integrating and using technology, both with students and as professionals, to see if we can get 100 examples by the end of the week. We’re hoping not to necessarily add on something new, but to celebrate what we already are doing. I’ll likely share more about that soon.
A few years ago, I created a Google map at this time of year and shared it with the world via my PLN on Twitter. (zoom out to see all of the pins) I invited educators around the world to drop a pin on the map, showing us where they were, in the hopes that we’d get 100 pins by the 100th day of school. It worked – we had well over 100 pins. It was very exciting for students in various classes in our schools to check the map daily to see the new pin locations. It opened up conversation about geography, time zones, hemispheres, seasons, and much more.
This year, we’d like to try something similar. If interested, please add a pin to this new 100+ Favorite Books map. Tell us your class’s favorite book, your location, the age/grade of your students, and anything else you’d like to share. Please try to do this by Friday, February 7th.
Thanks for your help! Feel free to pass this along to others in your PLN.