What is EdTech Bingo you ask? It’s a way for you to keep track of what cutting-edge things you’re doing in your classroom and get rewarded for your hard work!
Just use the below image (you can print it out to post on your bulletin board or share in the teacher’s lounge, etc.) and put a big X through each item that you do this year. If you do 5 things that are connected horizontally, vertically, or diagonally … you can enter to win some fabulous prizes! (Say that in a ‘The Price Is Right’ voice).
How Do I Play?
Just print out the image below and put an X over each item that you have completed. Once you’ve completed a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line, you can submit this form to be entered to win prizes. Simple as that!
To enter, scroll down to the bottom of this page for details and the entry form.
What Are The Prizes?
- A New iPad
- A New iPod Nano
- Subscriptions To Edudemic Magazine
- Amazon Gift Cards
- iTunes Gift Cards
- More prizes announced soon!
How To Enter & Win Prizes
In order to gain an entry to the EdTech Bingo game, you’ll need to show that you’ve completed five squares in a row (either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally). The center square (“Read Edudemic” is ‘free’, so everyone gets that square. If you’ve found your way to EdTech Bingo, we suspect that you read Edudemic anyway!
Listed below is what you need to show us to prove that you’ve completed that square.
We know that not all of these items are going to be do-able for everyone, and they’re not necessarily meant to be easy, but are designed to give you ideas that challenge you in some way. If you already have completed one or more of the items prior to the start of EdTech Bingo, that prior work can count towards fulfilling a square as long as you can provide the ‘proof’ as listed below. For the items that say ‘tell us XYZ’, the more information you provide, the better. If you simply say “I tried PBL and liked it”, that won’t be considered fulfilling the square.
- Make (and use) a Twitter account for one of your classes – You’ll need to provide us the link to the Twitter profile you’ve created (example: www.twitter.com/edudemic)
- Take a virtual field trip – You’ll need to provide us a short summary of where you ‘went’ on your field trip and include a few links to online resources that you had your students use.
- Use Skype (or similar service) to have your students connect with someone(s) for a project, interview, ‘pen pal’ class activity – Provide a short description of who your students connected with, and the purpose of their task (and if they used a service other than Skype, what service was it!?)
- Make a Facebook page for one of your classes (and use it) – You’ll need to provide the link to the Facebook page that you’ve created (example: www.facebook.com/edudemic)
- Create flashcard sets for a unit of study using a flashcard app – Tell us what app you used, what unit of study you created the cards for, and how it worked out (did the students use/enjoy them, did you find them to be more helpful than a different method of studying, etc?)
- Make a Learnist board – You’ll need to provide the link to your board (example: http://learni.st/users/jeff.dunn/boards/3803-must-see-education-news)
- Use the ClassDojo app – Write us a description of what class you used the app in, what you used it for, and how it worked!
- Use Google Docs/Drive to grade students’ work instead collecting and handing back papers – Take a screenshot of one of the documents that shows us your comments/grading, etc, and upload it into the form. (Don’t forget to blur out any student personal information if necessary!)
- Use Animoto as part of a class project or class work – You’ll need to provide us the link to the video/slideshow you’ve created.
- Start a class blog – You’ll need to provide us the link to the blog you’ve created.
- Connect with a similar class (age, subject, or whatever) in another country (via the technology of your choice) – You’ll need to write us a short description of who you connected with, how you connected with them, and how that task worked into an activity in your classroom.
- Create a google site for your class – Take a screenshot of your class page and upload it into the form.
- Flip your classroom – You’ll need to provide us with a description of what you did and how it worked.
- Try PBL – You’ll need to provide us with a description of what you did and how it worked.
- Create an interactive storybook – Provide either a link or upload the storybook into the form
- Use digital instead of paper for a textbook (or regular in class reading book) – Tell us what book you used, how you used it digitally (iPad, Kindle, web-based, or other reader) and how it worked!
- Use a classroom or time management app to keep track of your day – Tell us what app you used, and how it helped you (or if it didn’t help you!). If you can, provide us with a screenshot of something that was particularly helpful to you.
- Make a podcast or other type of online recording for your class – Provide us with a link to the recording/podcast.
- Connect with at least 2 other teachers (outside of your school/district/area) who are interested in Edtech – Tell us who you connected with, how you found them, and what topics/areas of interest you shared/exchanged ideas about.
- Use technology in PD (if its not up to you, at least show that you made a valiant effort) – Give us a description of what you did, or suggested doing, and how it was received by your colleagues.
- Try a BYOD classroom for a week – Tell us what you did and how it worked for you!
- Participate in a MOOC – Provide a link to the MOOC you participated in.
- Share your thoughts via the #Edtech Twitter hashtag – Send us a link to the Twitter profile page that you used to share your thoughts with.
- Share EdTech Bingo via your favorite social media! Either send us a link or upload a screenshot showing that you shared EdTech Bingo!
The Entrance Form
Click here to fill out the official entrance form to be entered to win the prizes! (Entries accepted until February 1, 2013)