I wanted to share an idea I had about putting together a school-wide collaborative project for Family Heritage Night. Our TV display system has been updated, and I can now once again begin creating media content to share through Bright Sign to all the 90″ TVs in common learning areas. So, I’d like to have “fresh” content to share across the school for that night. To do that I need your help!
I ran across a neat idea about creating something called “One Word Goals” on Meredith Akers blog “Grow, Reflect, Share”. In her post she shares a great template for creating collaborative slides using Google Slides.
The basic idea is this. Instead of writing a traditional resolutions with lots of little promises, focus instead on one word as your focus. You can read about the post here.
I was thinking that we could created a collaborative presentation together between classes and teachers. To do this, we would all add to a shared presentation on Google Drive. This will work better for one-to-one classes in 3rd,4th, & 5th, but you can adapt this to work in any classroom by creating a page as a class instead of individual pages.
Here is the template below. It breaks down how to reflect, decide and apply a word to the project. It includes step by step instructions for students.
Here’s the example I came up with.
Here is a link to our shared file: https://goo.gl/r7hw65
Share the link with your class through Google Classroom, or email.
Use the blue slides with your class as a whole group to get started thinking about their one word goals. This is a chance to detail the idea of focusing on what type of person you want to be, and how it will apply to your life.
The green slides offer step by step instructions for making your own slide. This can be done independently.
Since we are all working on the same document, please be sure to stress to your students that they must select a slide that no one has started using yet! I made more than 100 blanks to pick from.
This should be a great way to demonstrate the ability to collaborate with large groups. And I think students will be excited to see what everyone is making. We can learn from each other by looking at what people come up with even though we are each working alone on our own slides.
Family Heritage Night is on January 25th. I will finalize the presentation on January 24th. That gives everyone 2 weeks to get started. I hope you choose to participate. Please let me know if you need any help.
Special thanks to Meredith Akers!