Sparking interest and capturing the attention of busy learners can be a challenge at times especially if you aren’t present (either virtually or in-person). But online environments and free or inexpensive digital tools (apps) can make it easier for you to curate or present a collection of intriguing information, encourage critical thinking and develop self-directed learning skills. One of the ways you can do this is to present information in an interactive calendar.
I found a few examples you might enjoy from The Public Domain Review and Oxford Continuing Education. These examples are called “countdown calendars” as a new resource is released each day during a selected month – similar to the way an Advent calendar works.
Works Entering the Public Domain
Free, online educational resources – Oxford CE
Allow yourself some time as there are endless rabbit holes to dive into!
If you’d like to experiment, you could try using the following tools:
Create using a website editor like BeaverBuilder or Divvy (look for masonry display options or photo displays). Or try some of the new options in Gutenberg blocks.
Try an opensource tool like H5P! Lots of different options – interactive presentations and even an Advent calendar tool (beta).
Enjoy exploring. Let me know if you create anything to share your interesting collections with learners.
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