I’ve been enjoying my digital classroom. I love using Google Classroom as an organizational tool for both my students and myself. But, as I mentioned LAST WEEK, I’m not ditching the paper interactive notebooks all together.
Sometimes, students need to color, fold, paste, and write. The digital classroom is highly differentiated, so I’ve been making more use of my stations than ever. And I like my stations. Students put together puzzles, they roll dice, they play games, they color….
It’s like I said a few months ago in Education Week:
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So how do you blend the two worlds? How do you submit traditional assignments digitally?
First of all, I have been making interactive digital activities that are no prep for the teacher and highly engaging for the student. But what If I want my students to make this when we are discussing medieval manors in world history?
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Or this when it’s time for a student to move on to stations?
My students get a lot out of card sorts, puzzles, and games, and I don’t want to take that away from them.
So, here’s a good solution for submitting paper activities digitally and a great idea for keeping track of physical stations digitally.
Submitting Paper Activities Digitally
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When students open the assignment, they can click “Add,” and take a picture of the assignment. Then they can hit, “turn in,” and you will have a copy of each students’ work in your digital classroom.
If you are using Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive, have students create a document, insert the pictures, and send it to you.
Go ahead, carry your tiny, stylish purse home and nothing else. Kick back on the couch and grade with your tablet.
Stations in the Digital Classroom