Monday, August 7, 2017

I have been busy digitizing this week! I am hoping all this work will pay off and everything will work seamlessly once school starts! So far I have been able to take more of my staple classroom forms and find a way to make them accessible to my students on their computers. The one I would like to share today is my Daily Learning Log. I use this everyday as a way to ease my students into the day's agenda and gives me a chance to take roll, etc. I have them copy down the date and learning objective and then they close the day by copying dow the day's inspirational quote. It is all done through Google Slides and can easily be shared through Google Classroom or edited to suit your needs. Click here if interested and let me know what you think!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Summer is almost over.....aaahhhhhh!!!!!!! My district is launching a 1:1 program this year, which means every student will be assigned a laptop that they will also take home. I am gearing up to go almost entirely digital and with this, I am going to have to take many of my classroom staples digital. Being an AVID teacher I knew this would mean create a Cornell Notes Template that would allow my students to continue to take notes in all of their core classes and submit them through Google Classroom. I am really hoping that it will bridge the gap as we all acclimate to this new digital environment! For the template, click here. I also included in the description how Cornell Notes are used and why they work!

Friday, March 10, 2017

I have let this blog slip by the wayside, but I am happy to report that I am slowly emerging from underneath the "mom of three" rock and am finding more time to devote to myself and my career. I am slowly taking inventory of the near decade-worth of social studies resources that I have created and it feels great. The first resource that I would like to share are an adapted version of Cornell Notes. I wanted to teach my middle school students how to take effective and valuable notes, but they have always struggled at the beginning of the year. Q-notes give students a guiding question to help them focus on the content that is most important. The first set that I have pieced together covers Medieval Islam. The bundled set that covers the founding of Islam through the spread, can be found here.