September 3, 2016

September Pinterest Pick 3

September is such a beautiful month with summer's last splash and the prospect of fall's colorful palette. School is in full swing with routines firmly established and engaging lessons ocurring. The best part about September... a brand new Pinterest linky, YAY!


I have been busily setting up my Google Drive to house my seventh grade English students' assignments. It's a daunting task, at least for me. I still have some of last year's material there that I need to remove and I'm planning on creating individual folders for each student within the class folder. Did you know that you can color code folders in Google Drive? I just learned this! LOVE IT! 


And speaking of technology, if you haven't experienced this fun, oh so useful website yet, YOU HAVE TO TRY IT! Interactive, simple, and FUN, you can create digital assignments in a snap!



Take a peek at this seventh grade English assignment that we worked on the first full day of school. It was their first assignment on their school issued laptop as well their first "graded" English assignment. Every student was engaged, excited, and worked until completion! SCORE for the teacher, SCORE for Padlet! And it took me less than five minutes to set up.


Anchor charts are such a popular trend in education nowadays! I so want to make really cute, attractive, engaging anchor charts. Like this one, just perfect for one of the very first lessons that I teach!


There are sooooo many anchor charts that I would LOVE to be able to create; however, I lack the talent to make these big charts! Instead I collect pin after pin after of them!



And then I figured out a really fun way to use anchor charts in my class. You can learn more about these mini-beauties HERE! My students and I just love them, and I think you might, too!







9 comments:

  1. I wish I was artistic and could create beautiful anchor charts in my classroom! I end up printing half of it and writing half of it! The Padlet link takes me to a youtube video- I think the link on Pinterest might not be the right one. Thank you for sharing and linking up with us! :)

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about the snafu with the Padlet pin link. I think it's fixed now.

      Angela

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  2. I loved your picks!! I especially loved the anchor charts!!! Have an awesome school year!

    Cindy
    mrspriceskindergators.blogspot.com

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    1. Anchor charts are just the best! There are such clever ideas that can be found on blogs, Pinterest, and even Facebook. I hope you have a great school year also.

      Angela

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  3. You have such great ideas! I did not know about the color-coding - that will be a life-saver! I think you have also given me the nudge to try Padlet - those responses were terrific! AND anchor charts for pencils? Brilliant!

    -Lisa

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    1. I was hoping that you would see the Google color coding pin. I know you've really been delving into Drive and all its components and I thought you might find this one useful.

      Lisa, we could do a Padlet that our classes could collaborate on. If you're interested let's discuss more. I would LOVE to do an activity with you and your sixth graders!

      Angela

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  4. Love your scientist chart! And it would work great for any subject area.

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  5. Definitely checking out Padlet! And thanks for the Google Drive tips!

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  6. I went totally nuts color coding all of my google drive folders. The things we do when we are avoiding lesson plans!

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