Our students don't start back until September 6th this year, but I am definitely feeling the crunch to get things done. And I'm pretty sure everyone is feeling that same crunch right now, whether you are back in class or working hard to get your room set up for a new year. So I'm very excited to share this news with you...and it's going to be QUICK to save you some precious minutes this weekend! I am teaming up with some of my friends to share some quick tips for the new school year, as well as a chance to win a $25 gift card to TpT (just in time for the big, one day sitewide sale on Monday!).
It seems like I rely more and more on my Google Drive each year of my teaching. I upload my favorite resources to folders, create docs for my students to use in Google Classroom, store maps for Social Studies, upload photos of our Science experiments...there is just so much you can do with the drive. And I really love how easy it is to organize your files.
But, truth be told, I was never a big fan of the layout and colors.
A sea of gray folders is never really helpful when you are a busy teacher trying to find docs on the fly. And, while you can colorize the folders, there is only so much control over the order they can be displayed.
Whether you are just starting to set up your room or already back in class, it is definitely back to school season. To celebrate this exciting time, I'm joining an inspiring group of teacher authors for a Back to School Giveaway! We are sharing a peek into our favorite parts of our classrooms, as well as chances to win some wonderful prizes to help you ease into a beautiful new school year.
During the past school year, I started adding some more features to my planbook.com lesson planner. I wanted the text to stand out more, so I could quickly see what I needed for a lesson. You can read more about this in a previous post:
This worked out very well and I found my plans much easier to read. However, I started to wonder. Was there a way to make them even more clear? A way to use some of my favorite fonts to make the plans really pop?