101 ideas for integrated digital didactics

Laura Biancato, Davide Tonioli

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 17x24cm

Pages: 352

ISBN: 978-88-590-2624-2

Publication date: 01/03/2021


This extremely practical and operational volume presents the best practices of integrated digital teaching that emerged in these months of emergency in eight different areas, and offers itself as a guide to face the future in a flexible and competent way. It proposes 101 ideas to harmonize synchronous and asynchronous activities, in presence or at a distance, exploiting the infinite potential of platforms, programs and tools that are now an integral part of our reality.  It is a collection of good practices, ideas, strategies, reflections and models to effectively organize integrated digital teaching, and is aimed at all teachers who are committed to imagining and organizing a new didactic normality.

Each idea is initially presented in a synthetic way, to make the reader understand immediately. The level(s) of school to which it is addressed are indicated above the title. The presentation is followed by the following sections:

  • Attention: shares specifications relating to the elements to be kept in mind, aimed at anticipating possible critical issues in applying the proposal.
  • Put in practice: illustrates the initial concrete application of the idea.
  • To find out more: proposes suggestions of books, sites, videos useful to enrich the topic and acquire greater confidence.


  • Introducing Integrated Digital Didactics in schools of all levels
  • Creating and share digital content
  • Integrating physical and virtual environments
  • Offering coding and robotics to all ages of students
  • Using educational platforms with the cloud
  • Cultivating relationships and cooperation
  • Promoting inclusion even at a distance
  • Educating for digital citizenship
  • Developing engaging and interactive teaching methods
  • Learning to evaluate processes and not (only) the results

The 101 ideas project collects the best ideas formulated and tested by the leading experts in the sector and groups them by thematic areas. An easy-to-use tool that provides numerous creative and inclusive insights to plan and work effectively.

IDEA 1 Hybrid learning
IDEA 2 Set up to understand: the resilient school
IDEA 3 What is missing in your backpack? A digital device for every student
IDEA 4 IDD for kindergarten
IDEA 5 IDD in primary school, starting in first grade
IDEA 6 IDD for lower secondary school
IDEA 7 IDD for secondary school
IDEA 8 Screen mirroring: how?
IDEA 9 Augmented reality with Zappar and ZapCode
IDEA 10 App smashing with the apps AR and VR
IDEA 11 Gamification for didactics: Classcraft

IDEA 12 Google Workspace for Education
IDEA 13 The Microsoft 365 platform cloud
IDEA 14 Schoolwork, the Apple platform
IDEA 15 Social learning with Edmodo
IDEA 16 WeSchool: «Superpowers to the teachers!»
IDEA 17 Learn, the Genius Board®
IDEA 18 The potential of Moodle to create assignments with evaluation rubrics
IDEA 19 Bookmarking with Pearltrees
IDEA 20 Create a repository with the new Google Sites
IDEA 21 Assign and correct assignments with Google Classroom

IDEA 22 DigComp: the European model of the citizen’s digital competence
IDEA 23 Participating in school life through platforms: acquainting future digital citizens
IDEA 24 Words or Styles: a course of Civic Education for each level of the school
IDEA 25 Authors’ rights and reusing material
IDEA 26 Connected Generations: "Super Mistakes in Primary School"
IDEA 27 Our Constitution dictionary
IDEA 28 Memes to reflect on the correct use of digital tools
IDEA 29 Using words to persuade and convince, critical thinking to sift and decide

IDEA 30 Adobe Spark Video: the didactic video for everyone
IDEA 31 The power of videos in teaching and more: Clips
IDEA 32 Giving back learning with videos: Flipgrid
IDEA 33 Edpuzzles for interactive videos
IDEA 34 Timelinely: how to enrich the use of a YouTube videos
IDEA 35 Non-linear storytelling
IDEA 36 An ebook that speaks and interacts: ePubEditor
IDEA 37 An engaging and interactive history lesson with Augmented Reality
IDEA 38 Create Augmented Reality content with Reality Composer
IDEA 39 Our art gallery with AR Makr
IDEA 40 Telling my Ulysses: a flipped classroom podcast
IDEA 41 TED-Ed: aggregate content and create tests, starting from a video
IDEA 42 Mix and match with Kahoot!: quickly create interactive quizzes from existing materials
IDEA 43 Online tests with Google Forms: creation and evaluation
IDEA 44 Flippity: how to transform a Google Sheet into a multiplicity of interactive activities
IDEA 45 Liveworksheets: create interactive didactic worksheets
IDEA 46 Presentations with Microsoft Sway
IDEA 47 Presentations with Emaze
IDEA 48 3D presentations with ThingLink
IDEA 49 Animations and transitions with Keynote
IDEA 50 Interactive activities with Wordwall
IDEA 51 Visual data: Flat Lay and visual Diary to promote metacognition and creativity
IDEA 52 Infographics with Canva
IDEA 53 Digital comics with Storyboard That
IDEA 54 Book Creator: create fantastic digital books

IDEA 55 The advantages of the flipped classroom in distance learning
IDEA 56 Cooperative learning. Positive interdependence and individual responsibility: the teacher’s role
IDEA 57 Didactics for scenarios: designing like real designers
IDEA 58 The SAMR model in IDD
IDEA 59 The methodological IBSE approach (Inquiry Based Science Education)
IDEA 60 Challenge Based Learning. From primary to secondary school
IDEA 61 Situation didactics for IDD
IDEA 62 Practicing critical thinking with apps for collaborative comprehension
IDEA 63 MLTV: The See, Think, Wonder routine in DDI
IDEA 64 Debate for learning
IDEA 65 The power of ideas: the art of public speaking in the TED-Ed Club experience
IDEA 66 Digital storytelling: the art of digital narration
IDEA 67 Didactics with memes
IDEA 68 The story-inventing machines
IDEA 69 Creativity and the “six thinking hats”

IDEA 70 Tynker: programming while playing
IDEA 71 Coding and geography: discovering our regiones with Blockly and Swift Playgrounds
IDEA 72 Codyfeet
IDEA 73 Scratch and music
IDEA 74 Scratch and storytelling
IDEA 75 A poetry generator with Scratch
IDEA 76 Cube
IDEA 77 Droneblocks: at drone school
IDEA 78 Two fantastic apps for learning how to programme

IDEA 79 Programs for inclusion in digital didactics
IDEA 80 Universal Design for Learning in IDD in synchronous and asynchronous modalities
IDEA 81 Individualization and personalization in didactics with Dida-LABS
IDEA 82 Apple Pencil and Scribble
IDEA 83 Optical character recognition (OCR). Which apps to use with the iPad?
IDEA 84 Microsoft Office Lens Scanner
IDEA 85 Read better on video
IDEA 86 Integrate videos and subtitles
IDEA 87 Creating highly readable and attention grabbing presentations: Nearpod and Peardeck
IDEA 88 Microsoft as a tool for immersive reading

IDEA 89 Evaluate the learning process with rubrics: For All Rubrics and Rubistar
IDEA 90 Recounting the learning process with a portfolio: Wakelet
IDEA 91 Monitoring and guiding performance: the self-assessment checklist
IDEA 92 Do you know how to lie? The trust evaluation with CBM (Certainty-Based Marking)
IDEA 93 DigComp: how to insert the competence goals in tasks in IDD
IDEA 94 Creating evaluation grids in Google Classroom
IDEA 95 Tests and modules with Microsoft Forms
IDEA 96 Edulastic: assign activities and evaluate them on a single platform
IDEA 97 How to evaluate a multimedia product
IDEA 98 Evaluation between peers with Kahoot!
IDEA 99 Tests and evaluations with Socrative
IDEA 100 Remote peer review and collaboration with Eduflow
IDEA 101 SELFIES: self-evaluation for scholastic communities

101 ideas for teaching beyond the distance and 101 ideas for organizing schools beyond the distance

For all teachers and school principals, two volumes born from the experience of distance learning in Italian schools during the lockdown period determined by the Covid-19 emergency, with good practices, ideas, strategies, reflections and models to rethink school and teaching.


Erickson Research & Development (in care of)

101 ideas for teaching beyond the distance collects the best ideas that emerged during the lockdown period determined by the Covid-19 pandemic, for primary school and lower secondary school. Creative and inclusive ideas to be inspired by for the construction of a school capable of integrating in the best possible way methodologies in presence and active and participatory distance methodologies.

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Structure and contents

This volume offers 101 ideas – divided into 10 thematic areas – for:

  1. Promoting emotional skills;
  2. Developing relationships in the class and motivating pupils;
  3. Involving families;
  4. Teaching Italian remotely and in person;
  5. Teaching mathematics remotely and in person;
  6. Developing disciplinary skills remotely and in person;
  7. Teaching foreign languages;
  8. Stimulating creativity;
  9. Promoting a formative and summative evaluation;
  10. Includes: facilitating the learning and participation of all pupils and all students.

Each thematic area begins with a brief introduction aimed at giving a general framework of reference to the ideas proposed. Each idea, presented and illustrated in an exhaustive manner, also includes some rubrics:

  • In practice right away: operational and organizational aspects to immediately carry out teaching in the classroom, or experiments actually carried out during the closing months of 2020.
  • Reflection points: points to pay attention to and choices to be made when you want to propose an activity in the classroom.
  • Attention!: issues to be solved to make the management of classroom activities even more effective
  • SOS advice: as the title says, suggestions for expanding teaching effectiveness or for using simpler or more complex tools to carry out the activities.

Leaf through some pages of 101 ideas for teaching beyond the distance which have been translated into English to facilitate your evaluation of the product:


Laura Biancato (in care of)

This volume brings together 101 ideas for school planning, management and design. Ideas born from the experience and reflection of those who, not only in the months of Covid-19, but much earlier, have worked on paths of change and innovation in methodologies and teaching and want to make a functional contribution so that this wealth of experiences does not go to waste. 

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Structure and contents

101 ideas for organizing schools beyond the distance offers 101 ideas – divided into 10 thematic areas – for:

  1. Managing and motivating teaching and administrative staff
  2. Managing internal and external spaces at school
  3. Setting up technology platforms for managing integrated teaching
  4. Making and using alliances in the area
  5. Guaranteeing inclusion for all students
  6. Managing digital and sociocultural inequalities
  7. Offering integrated didactics in nursery school
  8. Offering integrated didactics in primary school
  9. Offering integrated didactics in lower secondary school
  10. Promoting effective evaluation systemsPromoting emotional skills;

Each thematic area begins with a brief introduction aimed at giving a general framework of reference to the proposed ideas. The ideas, presented and illustrated in an exhaustive manner, also underline any critical issues that may be encountered during their application, suggestions for putting them into practice immediately and further material available online for additional information.

Leaf through some pages of 101 ideas for organizing schools beyond the distance which have been translated into English to facilitate your evaluation of the product:


The 101 ideas project collects and organizes the best ideas formulated and tested by the leading experts in the sector, grouping them into thematic areas. An easy-to-use tool that provides numerous creative and inclusive insights to plan and operate effectively.