So, ramping up my tech skills can be a dangerous thing. I’m actually spending time online looking for inspiration and ideas. Mission accomplished…but nestled amidst the creative stuff are interesting comments by other teachers…
“I love my kids, but I’m run-down by the constant documentation and data-drivel I’m expected to produce.”
“We are expected to be eloquent and expansive, but tongue-tied and even muted when it comes to the current system’s problems and challenge.”
— create curate-compile-and-post digital resources, photo libraries [public domain/copyright-free]
— write and publish short ebooks
— create short tutorial videos, including tools such as the iOS Clips app and Doodly. (Scroll about 2/3 down the page for samples.]
— include art lessons/sample projects offered by my wife, an art teacher in the local school district
— produce digital content tailored for a specific audience [i.e. your students]
— — — slide decks [PowerPoint/Google Slides]
— — — creativity-based activity guides that you can reuse/customize for your topics of choice.
— — — concept lists [i.e. brainstorming lists] Here is screenshot of about 5% of what I usually generate.
— — — end-of-unit culmination collections of your students’ content. [No student names, please. If they slip through, I promise privacy and confidentiality.]