100 Days of School with Technology

Days of School Activities with Tech

Are you looking for some fun ways to engage your students with the 100 Days of School by using Technology tools? Here are some fun ideas to get you excited about how you can use technology as a tool to create fun and engaging lessons and projects for students to interact with the number 100 (and all the numbers in between).

100 Gum Balls in Keynote I created this Keynote template that you can download here. You can use this on the Mac or iPad and have students practice inserting shapes using the circle tool. Students can format the circle by choosing a color. Next, they will practice using the copy/paste feature to re-create their circle. This is such an important skill for even the youngest of students. For a fun extension, students can animate the gum balls as the drop through the black slot! The gum ball machine is not clipart! It was created in Keynote with the “Draw with Pen” tool! Isn’t Keynote awesome!!!!

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When I am 100 Years Old Using the app, Aging Booth, students can take a photo of themselves and see what they will look like when they are 100. From there, they can save their 100 year old photo to their camera roll and then use an app such as 30 Hands,  iMovie, or Explain Everything to tell a story about what they will have accomplished when they are 100 years old. For this example below, I had students create their photo and then Air Drop it to my iPad. From there, we created one large class recording in 30 Hands where students talked about what they would have accomplished with they are 100.

Personalize a 100 dollar bill with student’s photos. Click here to create 100 dollar bills. Once students save their image, they can drag it into a word processing app, such as Pages, and write about what they would do if they were president and had a 100 bill with their photo on it.



Typing and Formatting a Document Practice:

Type out a bulleted list of

  • 100 Animals
  • 100 Things that Make You Happy
  • 100 Favorite Things to do for Fun

Web Activities (whole group on Smart Board or individual)

Give the Dog the Bone

100 Balloon Pop

Splat Square

Ghost Blasters

Number Grid Fireworks

100 Snowballs

Before 100 and After



One Word Resolutions for 2016


Happy New Year! The One Word idea stems from an idea that a single word can help shape and change who you are and not just what you do. Traditional New Year’s Resolutions typically fail by late January, so this idea takes the resolutions concept, but shifts it into one word…an achievable goal that you can live by each day. I thought this was a great opportunity to talk with my fourth and fifth grade students and think about how that one word can help shape their focus for 2016. I showed them this video, which prepared them for our discussion. Choosing the word was the hard part. I had them reflect and write down the words that spoke to them. Next, I demonstrated many different typography apps to creatively bring their word to life. Students were given the opportunity to choose the app that gave them the ability to artistically express the word they chose. To learn more and download resources to use in your classroom, visit this site: http://getoneword.com

The apps we used:








iOS Apps:


Word Swag

Adobe Post

Font Candy



Once students were finished creating their words, I created a Padlet Wall for them to display their work. I asked them to write one sentence as to why they chose that particular word. The nice part about having these on a Padlet wall is that we can go and re-visit these words to see how they are honoring living out the word they chose. Additionally, I created a video to highlight student created images: https://vimeo.com/150816124

Here are a few Padlet wall examples:

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Here’s my #oneword2016



What’s the ONE WORD that will change your life in 2016?