On Fridays, I plan on sharing one resource which I feel is particularly useful or innovative.
This week, I am sharing a Google Doc template which helped me quickly create close to a hundred Post-It notes for a recent workshop.
The idea was to have several teams take a dozen of scenarios and organize them into four groups, namely the levels of SAMR. The challenge was to make the process visible and provide a kinesthetic component, to shift the learning away from a traditional "sit-and-get" atmosphere into more of an active learning space.
It was determined that Post-It notes and wall charts could provide the opportunity for learners to get up and move, while making their work highly visible to the larger group. But how would I hand write a dozen 3-4 sentence scenarios, for 5-7 teams? Quick math let me know this would require 84 Post-It notes and at least the same number of hand cramps.
When faced with this challenge, I knew I needed to figure out something new and better. I resolved to design and create the 3x3 Post-It Note Google Doc (Admittedly, the name could use some work). And today, I am sharing this resource with you!
There are a variety of ways this can be used in a classroom -- from labeling angles, shapes, and books to providing quick feedback and kindness or motivational messages. The notes don't even have to include text alone -- you could use graphics, drawings, or QR codes. Get creative and let me know how it goes!
To begin using the template, print a copy on plain paper, which will act as a guide for where to place the Post-It notes. Then, simply enter what you want in each square, place your Post-It notes on the guide, and run the entire page (Post-It notes and all) through the printer.
DISCLAIMER: To avoid any potential problems, please check with your tech staff PRIOR to testing out this process. You have been warned! 😉
How do you plan on using this Post-It note template, in your classroom? Let me know in the comment section below or via Twitter. Please be sure to tag your tweets with #PembertonInnovates, so we can learn and grow together.
Have an AMAZING weekend!!
3x3 Post-It Note Template: https://goo.gl/dvMBBn
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