Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Oppa Google Style!

Well...Google has taken over the educational world! We are now a Google school.  We are Googling EVERYTHING...Google Forms, Google Docs, Google Drawings...It's making me very Googly-eyed!!! It has been amazing and, yet, altogether overwhelming.  Despite all the newness, I feel like the McDonald's slogan-"I'm loving it!"

As most teachers, with the new year I have decided to try something new. Last year I worked on student interactive notebooks. I am proud to say that our department successfully implemented these amazing notebooks into our curriculum.  We "ditched" the textbook and we are moving in a completely new direction. This year we are taking the interactive notebooks to a whole new level...we are going digital (in my Spanish 2 classes at least).

I'm sure several of you have already been doing digital notebooks.  Others have already named these digital notebooks with the cute name of DINOs (Digital Interactive Notebooks). That's soooo cute!!!

So what exactly is a DINO? How does it work? Why would you want to use this?

I can hear some of you sighing. Lol.  I know...just one more thing to more thing to add to my already long list of things to do. I'm not promising that this won't be lots of work, but I can promise that the rewards will be well worth it in the end.

We are going to traverse these murky, choppy, and unsettling waters together! I'm going to take you through my process of creating, implementing, and grading these DINOs.

So...are you ready to bring out your inner DINO?

So let's jump in!  I'm putting a link for you to see how my interactive notebooks will look like. 
Click here for your viewing pleasure. I will keep adding stuff as we go. :)