These Valentine's Day Pencil Toppers are the perfect gift to give to your students this Valentine's Day! A local Plywood Store that my grandfather retired from donated a large box of pencils to me to use in my classroom, and I wanted to be sure to make the most of their donation. I ultimately decided that I wanted to use these pencils as a Valentine's Day treat for my students, but I definitely wanted to jazz them up a little!
I decided to get creative and design some pencil toppers in Google Slides. The picture below is an example of one of the slides I created.
Here is what I did....
See the final result below!
Thanks for reading! Please feel free to share the above images and link back to this article on social media! I would LOVE to see how you use these in your classroom. Please comment and share your thoughts/ideas below.
Happy Early Valentine's Day!
- Hayley Wood
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Get your students EXCITED about learning! Enter to win my Google Slides Collaborative Black History Month Student Project!
Today I wanted to share my favorite way to get my students EXCITED about my class, my subject, and most importantly - about LEARNING!
I am using a collaborative Google Slides project this February with my 6th grade Computer Tech students to learn about Black History Month. My students absolutely LOVE working on and editing a digital project at the same time as their peers, and Google Slides is my favorite tool to use for this purpose.
What could possibly be more exciting to a teacher than seeing students really excited about learning? My thoughts are....not too much of anything!
Every SINGLE time that I do a project with my students in a collaborative Google Suite type of project, they ALWAYS ask me if they can continue working on the project "together" when they go home for the day. How often do your students ASK to go home and do SCHOOLWORK??? Before I started creating and using collaborative Google Slides projects, my answer to this was NEVER!
If you aren't sure how to navigate Google Slides or how to properly share Google Slides with the correct editing permissions for this project, be sure to get my Google Slides tutorial. It explains everything one could possibly need to know about sharing and editing a Google Slide project.
Why do I think that student collaboration is an incremental key to student learning? For starters, I am a firm believer in student-centered learning. Additionally, I believe that higher-level learning (such as synthesizing information from several publications or online resources) can have a much larger impact when completed collaboratively.
I would love to hear what you guys think in the comments section below! Meanwhile, don't miss out on your chance to win a FREE COPY of my Black History Month collaborative student project!
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I use Google Drive and all of the amazing features that it contains on a DAILY basis. In order to increase my productivity and become more efficient during my planning period time, I wanted to find quicker, better ways to navigate and work in Google Suite. Below are my favorite shortcut keys to use, and I also teach them to my students.
I personally print these out, laminate them, and place them at every computer station within my classroom for my students. I hope you can find a great use for them! Feel free to download and print for personal use.
Here are my favorite Google Docs shortcut keys...
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I am a middle school soccer coach, and funds can be pretty tight for middle school athletics. When planning for our banquet, I wanted to add some soccer decor on a limited budget. I created these simple soccer ball napkin rings in Google Drawings and then printed them onto card stock. They turned out SO CUTE! Get your free downloadable set in the link below! Please use these for personal use only.
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This unique webquest integrates the use of learning how to use Google Slides while also learning about the history of MLK, Jr. Day.
Students will learn how to:
- create a flyer in Google Slides about MLK
- insert text into a table while learning facts about MLK
- crop pictures of MLK into shapes while also citing sources
- embed videos in Google Slides of one of MLK Jr.'s infamous speeches
- insert word art
In addition, a sample flyer is included, as well as an answer key for the fact based component of this webquest. I have also included an ENTIRE copy of a student's actual answers to this webquest.
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Hayley Wood is a middle school computer technology teacher specializing in innovative activities and Google Apps for Education.