Some of us educators (from a variety of spectrums) are looking to start a new "movement" within SG - to use our digitally creative energies to supplement our school instructional settings/experiences. Whether you have a craft idea (that uses SG products) or any other kind of teaching aid (that uses SG products), let's use this forum to brainstorm and share those ideas. I love hearing what other people are doing in their classrooms, whether it's their own kids or a classroom full of kids. The key is to find ways to let SG products help make our jobs easier.
As a homeschool mom for the past four years (my son/student is going into 8th grade), we've done a lot of hands-on projects that could have been supplemented with digital scrapbooking in some way. Why didn't I think of looking at my digital scrapbooking stash (as well as the deep well of the Boutique) much earlier? Duh!
Well, it hit me last week that one of our upcoming projects this year could definitely benefit from some digital scrapbooking influence. He will be keeping a Composition Book that features all the good stuff he's going to learn about Texas history. Whether it's maps or historical notes, sketches or photos from field trips, I want him to fill that Composition Book with all kinds of details or drawings as he reads and learns through this Texas history course.
However, Composition Books are notoriously institutional looking... black and white, squiggly-lined monotony on the covers. I want to give him the chance to add some personalization to the book's covers through taking advantage of some my digital scrapbooking stash. I think if he "owns" the book by personalizing it, then it will be more engaging for him to use it during our study times!
I plan to print out BMU's map from her Route 19 Collection Biggie, which shows Texas and its neighboring Southern states. There are some other embellishments from that collection that I think he might want to pick to make this cover his own. Plus, we'll search for Texas-themed items to splash on the front/back covers.
At this point, I'm simply going to print out the items and let him cut, paste, glue. (That should satisfy my kinesthetic learner for a little while!)
I'd love to show you the finished product, but hey, it's not time for school to start yet! But that's my plan and I'm pretty excited about it and think it will supplement our use of that resource this year.
Soooo... put your thinking caps on - share some ideas in this forum!
If you want, give your thread a cue word (like Homeschoolers, Teachers, Educators, etc.) to help us all know that your new thread is an education-related topic!
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