You can pick up a free copy of the slides by clicking below on the grade level you need.
It will automatically copy into your google account, so make sure you have one of those too. I only did 3rd - 6th grades, as I figure they would have the skills necessary on the first day of school to complete this project semi-independently. However, I had so many requests for literally every grade level, that I made them for you! Click on the grade level links below to access the document.
My Digital Yearbook file, the kids will be prompted to start thinking about themselves as a learner, writing their goals and aspirations for the upcoming year.
Then, after each month, I will have them complete a monthly page to insert into the Digital Yearbook. They will take snapshots of their work samples, describe things they learned, and include pictures of important people in their school lives.
I bought these great blank books at the Target Dollar Spot (rush there now....you can get 8 books for $3!!), so I made the pages the correct size to fit inside. My students will be printing out the yearbook so they will have something to take home as a keepsake at the end of the year with me. What is great though, is *I* don't have to keep any files of their work for this, as it is all housed in the students' Google accounts! And if I didn't want to print it out, they have a digital copy of the file. Win-win for everyone involved.
One final GAFE project I have been working on and plan to implement on the first or second day of school is this Back to School Survey. Now, usually I have the kids fill this in on paper. I look at it a few times, place it somewhere, forget about it, and never go back. So to avoid that paper trap, I have this Google Form that the kids will complete. I, again, will have digital access to their information without having to use paper to gather it. It will remain in my Google account for easy access if I do need the information in the future.
Here is a copy of the Back to School Survey as well. You can edit it to suit your needs, but make sure that you click on the "responses" section to designate where your student response will be collected. Don't forget that part...or you won't have any responses from your kids!! :)
So that is about it for now. Three things I plan to implement the first week of school using my chrome books and GAFE. Do you have anything up your sleeve to share that you will be implementing?
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