So what is the whole movement of going digital and how can we use it effectively in our classrooms? This is something I have been contemplating for the last few weeks. I would love to give my students access to engaging lessons, teach them to be responsible and knowledgeable digital citizens, and save time and paper as well!
Recently, I wanted to change our boring business plan packet to a Google slides presentation so that student pairs could access their business plan from home. Then, I thought about making the entire Financial Literacy unit into a digital interactive notebook… and VOILA! After tons of work, it’s done! We’re starting this week and I can’t wait!
My district isn’t completely 1:1 with technology, we’re more 1:2 right now, but I already use stations in my classroom, so I could use the digital assignments and activities during that time. It seems anytime the word computer or Chromebook comes up in class, whatever we’re doing becomes 400% more exciting! Why wouldn’t I want my students to feel this way about everything we do?!
Here is a picture of the financial literacy digital interactive notebook that I just completed. In this case, the students will add in their definitions, do click and drag activities, and answer questions.
Teachers share this lesson with their students, who make a copy under their name, and begin working! I am excited to make more interactive digital lessons where my students can match, fill in the blanks, and answer short answer questions, but I would love to get more ideas!
How do you currently use digital lessons in your classroom? Comment below and let me know what you like to use or what you might like to see as I keep working on these digital lessons!