The complete list of 100 challenges to help develop your independent learning and teaching skills.

Communication and Collaboration:

  • Create a ‘non important’ email account for subscription sites
  • Add an appointment to Outlook calender
  • Add a comment to a forum
  • Subscribe to a free podcast / iTunesU course
  • Write a tweet
  • Design and create a new course on the VLE
  • Create a forum on the VLE
  • Work with another teacher to help them with the VLE
  • Mark a piece of work online
  • Add a calendar entry to a VLE course
  • Create a popplet on an iPad
  • Use google documents to share a file
  • Book the iPads or iPods for a lesson
  • Book the iPads or iPods for a tutor session
  • Suggest an app to a colleague / class
  • Send an email using BCC
  • Start a posterous blog
  • Join the school newsletter email from the homepage
  • Report a pot hole to the council
  • Change search engine browswers for a week
  • Recommend an app to a friend
  • Make a skype / video call
  • Make a dropbox file public
  • Set up a free voice caller on your phone, eg Viber
  • Send a class an email congratulating them on their work

Personal Skills

  • Plan time off each evening using Outlook
  • Set up a RSS reader account
  • Subscribe to RSS feeds involving your interests
  • Use a todo list to help you remember things
  • Re-sort your bookmarks using sub headings
  • Create a lightbox photo gallery in a course
  • Embed a video
  • Create a checklist for a topic on a course
  • Change the topic names on a course on the VLE
  • Investigate course settings on the VLE
  • Down load a book onto a Kindle
  • Take a picture of a piece of work email it
  • Add a book mark to homescreen of an ipad
  • Group apps/web pages in folder on ipod / ipad
  • Convert a youtube video
  • Download a video from youtube
  • Set up a dropbox account
  • Set up a shared dropbox folder
  • Use street view to see your house
  • Use Google Earth to find the hospital where you were born
  • Learn to touch type
  • Recommend a gadget to a friend
  • Use a GPS device
  • Know how to use a antivirus programme
  • Develop your home wifi / network

Problem Solving

  • Solve a google daily challenge
  • Find a problem to solve
  • Share a solution to a problem with a friend
  • Use an online thesaurus
  • Find a definition for a word using ‘Define:’
  • Generate a quiz on the VLE
  • Set homework solely on VLE (info, prep, resources)
  • Post a video / audio file for the class on the VLE
  • Pose a discussion question on the VLE
  • Ask for feedback on a course you’ve made on the VLE
  • Make a podcast
  • Create a QR code and use in a lesson
  • Use the internet on a mobile device
  • Take a picture of a whiteboard (notes) with a phone and share
  • Scan a QR code
  • Use wikipedia to solve a problem / question
  • Plan a route on Google maps
  • Post an unanswered question to a forum
  • Use google translate to translate some text
  • Use tripadvisor.co.uk to check a holiday destination
  • Ask a question on a forum
  • Answer a question on a forum
  • Order food online
  • Use advanced image searching tools
  • Find the best price for an item using shopping comparison sites

Research and Information

  • Create a Google form
  • Use survey monkey to find out peoples opinions
  • Use bookmarks to save your favourite pages
  • Browse wikipedia, not for anything in particular!
  • Bookmark a site and use in a lesson
  • Link to a ‘jog the web’ challenge
  • Bookmark a useful site
  • Link to an article for an A Level course
  • Ask a question on a course requiring research
  • Embed a Vimeo video on a course
  • Find a new app
  • Use the iPads as a learning tool in a lesson
  • Investigate the town you were born in in Wikipedia
  • Use an iPad / iPod outside of school
  • Take a photo and share it using a mobile phone
  • Create a diigo account to share content with others
  • Use RSS Feeds / Reader
  • Find your old school(s), university online and have a browse
  • Suggest a useful website to your faculty
  • Suggest a useful website to your HoH
  • Use Google Goggles
  • Download a weather app
  • Use a scanner to save hand written notes
  • Find copyright free images to use
  • Look at a website in another language…what does it teach you?