Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Google Adventure

I made the mistake of getting my class used to receiving an extra credit assignment every weekend last year.  Problem is, although they remembered, I often forgot!  Solution: Google Adventure!  I know that not all kids have access to the internet at home, but A) it is extra credit (optional) and B) technology is so easily accessible these days that it's not an unreasonable request.

The assignment asks them to pick a topic, Google it, and list 5 things they learned.  While it is short, I found that many students would turn it in with way more than 5 facts AND with pictures attached!  My students loved it!

You can find it in my TpT store (free):

And then it was July...

Ugh, this has happened to me so many times.  I get a journal, or a journal app, or a blog (in this case!), and write away!...until I stop.  For a long time. Every once in a while I think to myself, "I really should write something."  But, since it's been so long since I've last written, I have SO MUCH TO SAY.  And that is overwhelming.  Hours worth of writing.  Usually in the wee hours of the morning.  So I don't write.  It's easier to not!  And thus the vicious cycle continues...until I get a new journal, or app, or blog! :)

My goal for this coming school year is to post at least once (maybe twice) each month.  I'm also wanting to make sure that I post my creations WHEN I make them (instead of months later).  Creations are much better stored here for anyone who wants them than in my "classroom" file just for me!  All those random docs and PDFs we throw together, they want a bigger home!

Now, why is this deserving of a whole blog post?  Because now you know.  And if someone out there knows, I have to do it.  Well, I have to at least try.  The safety in it is that although all you people now know, chances are I don't know any of failing won't be that bad.  But I'm going to succeed. :)