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Creating a Kindness Culture Using Quotes, Imagery, and Reflection

Your students' topic is, “KINDNESS.”

It's important for educators to create a kindness culture in the classroom. After discussing kindness, random acts of kindness, compliments, respect, anti-bullying, decision making, tolerance, caring, helping others, and including others - guide your students in the brainstorming process. I love when students take inspiration from their own lives and include their favorite quotes. This is encouraged – I believe it makes for a stronger connection to their personal experiences. 

Creating a kindness culture in the classroom can be easy with this FREE download. It's great to use at back to school time, when emotions are running high, when behavior is out of control, during counseling sessions, to build classroom community, or just to reinforce the classroom community you've worked so hard to create! Classroom managements problems will be a thing of the past when you use this freebie with your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students!

Making a List

Listing means doing just what its name suggests -- listing possible topics and then sublists of things you could say about each topic. For this activity, students should focus on the main topics first and then if there is room, they can add subtopics.

Their list should have at least 20 items. This can be one-to-two words, quotes, single words, lines from songs, personal reflections, current events, really anything that is relevant for today and the meaning of “to be kind.”

What Your Students Should be Doing

Students can sit together and discuss their lists that promote a kindness culture. As you facilitate the activity, reinforce the idea that the product is individual, original, and personal. Students should not fill in their list based on what their friends wrote. Kindness is going to look different for everyone based on their life experiences, and that's ok!

Reminders

Brainstorming is an informal way of generating topics to write about, or points to make about your topic. The important point about brainstorming is that there should be no pressure to be “perfect." You should simply open your mind to whatever pops into it. 

Ready to Get Creative 

Once their kindness culture list is complete, share the writing organizers. There are really nice choices – 
  • Hands holding the earth  
  • Tree with deep roots
  • Sun with beams
Creating a kindness culture in the classroom can be easy with this FREE download. It's great to use at back to school time, when emotions are running high, when behavior is out of control, during counseling sessions, to build classroom community, or just to reinforce the classroom community you've worked so hard to create! Classroom managements problems will be a thing of the past when you use this freebie with your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students!

For print – use the line art black and white copy.

Displaying Your Student’s Finished Kindness Culture Work 

  • Classroom bulletin board
  • Media center display case
  • Class collaborative book
  • Create an E-Book

Personal Reflection

Your students have finished their designs. They are motivated. Using the writing paper that matches the design they’ve chosen for their design…
  • Hands holding the earth  
  • Tree with deep roots
  • Sun with beams

Creating a kindness culture in the classroom can be easy with this FREE download. It's great to use at back to school time, when emotions are running high, when behavior is out of control, during counseling sessions, to build classroom community, or just to reinforce the classroom community you've worked so hard to create! Classroom managements problems will be a thing of the past when you use this freebie with your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students!

The next step

Each student will choose one topic from their creative designs and free-write on the topic. I encourage a free write because of the personal nature of the assignment. You want your students to express their feelings and personal experiences. You should require focus on punctuation, grammar, and spelling. 

Optional – use the writing paper as a rough draft. 
  • Peer editing
  • Publish 
  • Google Docs or Google Slides
  • Notability 
  • One Note
I would love to see your students’ gorgeous and inspirational creations. Email me pictures to studyallknight@gmail.com Best wishes! 


ENJOY YOUR FREE CLASSROOM DOWNLOAD! SPREAD THE LOVE AND DON’T FORGET…

CHOOSE TO BE KIND! A KINDNESS CULTURE MATTERS!

Creating a kindness culture in the classroom can be easy with this FREE download. It's great to use at back to school time, when emotions are running high, when behavior is out of control, during counseling sessions, to build classroom community, or just to reinforce the classroom community you've worked so hard to create! Classroom managements problems will be a thing of the past when you use this freebie with your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students!




This awesome blog hop was created with love and in the spirit of their own true kindness-

Thank you for including all of us in your link up :)




Best Education Apps of 2017: Which Apps You Need Now

Welcome to our APPY NEW YEAR Round Up! We've collaborated to bring you the best education apps for 2017. We are members of Tech With Us. You can find us on Facebook in our collaborative community where we provide support, innovative ideas, and good friendly conversation!

Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}
  
Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}

How to Teach with Sketchnotes: Deep Understanding and Visual Note-Taking

Visual note-taking is becoming such a valuable tool in our classrooms today. If you aren’t familiar yet, instead of copying word for word from the classroom whiteboard or projector, visual note-taking allows students to draw their notes. 

A few months ago, I discovered two innovative educational technologies that take this teaching strategy to the next level. Talk about dynamic and multi-faceted teaching tools.


One app that I find truly amazing for visual note-taking in the classroom is Notability. Students are able to use their tablets with this app to either alone or in collaboration with other students. The main feature of the app, which really is pretty awesome in my opinion, is the ability to create images and then add in a combination of their handwriting, other photos, and text to the page. 


If you're students are getting bored with every day note taking, you HAVE to try visual note-taking! This is a great way to allow your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students to use the full benefits of Google Classroom OR Microsoft Classroom. Plus the integration of apps (such as Notability and OneNote) makes it easy to use both SketchNotes & Doodle Notes in your upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom easily! Click through now to learn how!
For those of you who prefer Microsoft Classroom instead of Google Classroom, we have an app for you! Microsoft Onenote works similar to Notability in that students are able to create visual and textual notes in their own creative way. Students can use a stylus to create handwritten notes which can be converted into text at a later time.

Both apps work great in the classroom. Students really do hate regular note-taking and anything we can do to help them get excited and engaged in a topic is key - which is why visual note-taking is so important! Students will find these apps to be fun and different and will look forward to using them more often. Their retention levels will increase, as well. 


Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}
Augmented Reality ABC App Ideas - AR Flashcards Animal Alphabet is a FREE app that includes animals for every letter of the alphabet. Use the app to learn your alphabet or take it to a whole new level and app smash with other apps to teach students of all ages. Students get so excited when they scan their card and their animal comes to life.
Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}

This app doesn't have to be about learning your ABC's especially if you teach older grades. Try using it in other creative ways and app smash with some of the other best education apps. As you scan the animal there is photo option that comes up on your card and you can take a picture of your animal. Use this photo in your app smash.

Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}
You can also check out AR Flashcards Space FREE where you could take pictures of the planets and app smash with planet research.



Visit the site AR flashcards.com to print your flash cards and have some fun being creative with Augmented Reality and app smashing. You will notice in the sample projects that we used black and white printed cards.



Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}
Using interactive ways to assess a student's learning level so it is meaningful and effective is something I want to dig deeper into this new year. 

A FREE app that I think would be a great assessment tool for students is Shadow Puppet EDU. The user is not video recorded, just audio recorded with this app. As powerful as video-taping can be, having a video camera in your face while you are trying to perform can be incredibly intimidating. 


Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}

It makes me so sad to see students AND teachers constantly stressed and the main reason is attributed to test scores. Therefore, using interactive ways to assess a student's learning level so it is meaningful and effective is something I want to dig deeper into this new year🎉

I'm not sure if I always capture a child's true capabilities when the video camera is rolling. However, audio recordings seem to take away an element of raw exposure and make us feel more comfortable when completing a task. Not only is the user audio recorded but the built-in pointer tools appear every time the screen is tapped. This is great for showing tracking while counting, reading, labeling diagrams and so much more. Come learn more about this highly versatile app!


One-to-One Correspondence Counting activity using the free app, Shadow Puppet EDU

Practicing Short & Long Vowels with the free app, Shadow Puppet EDU


Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}

Integrate Technology Seamlessly with Fun Challenges

The app, Scratch Jr. is so easy to use even kindergarten students are successful. Scratch is a little more intimidating, and I would use with older students. Below are a few videos to help you get started no matter what your skill level; there is something for everyone!

Examples of using Scratch in the classroom

I have found several examples of using it in the classroom I wanted to share with you. I have a few blog posts that should be helpful along with real-life examples.

Remember the goal is to integrate the app with what you are already doing in the classroom. For example, if you teach science have students create an informational project about the science topic studied. The sky is the limit for what you can do. 

Even though I provide you with a lesson idea, it might be it would not pertain to you because of the subject you teach. You do NOT have to complete the lesson to receive your badge. You just need to try out Scratch or Scratch Jr. in your classroom.


To receive your first challenge, just click on the following link or on the picture below to download.
Are you a teacher that would love to learn how to use technology but you aren't provided the professional development you need for implementation? My technology challenges will provide you small doses of information to help you integrate technology in the classroom seamlessly.

Want more ideas for coding? Check out my latest coding resources.

Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!} Are you a teacher that would love to learn how to use technology but you aren't provided the professional development you need for implementation? My technology challenges will provide you small doses of information to help you integrate technology in the classroom seamlessly.

Are you up for the challenge? 

Emojis are popular and having a moment. However, I do think they are shifting from a trend into long-term tool in the classroom as their simple designs resonate with kids.  More than just a smiley face, they continue to influence how we communicate outside the classroom too. 

When a single Emoji can completely change the tone of a text message, we need to pay attention and think of ways to address this in the classroom too. I think it also lends the opportunity for teachable moments as we want to help students navigate digital communication in the future and control their digital footprint.


Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}


For elementary students, exposure to Emojis can accomplish a great deal. I'm sharing my favorite free Emoji apps for the classroom that use Emojis in interesting ways on the iPad or that allow you to integrate Emojis into lessons. 

These free Emoji apps can be used in math, spelling, as centers, brain breaks, or just for fun too. Consider these best education apps a taste of what you can do with Emojis in the classroom and behold the power of what “Face with Tears of Joy” and his buddies can do!

Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}

Apps For Setting Project Based Learning Goals 


In setting goals or resolutions for the new year, many of us may need an organized, systematic way to achieve them. There are many apps available that help us attain our goals. Nozbe and GoalsOnTrack are a few of the best education apps that we can use to organize our life and achieve realistic goals.

In helping our students set goals for a project based learning unit, mindmapping apps can be helpful. In this post, I’ve chosen the app Simple Mind which helps students with organized brainstorming, as they solve authentic problems and challenges.

For setting project based learning goals, I recommend several including Mindmeister, Popplet, Idea Sketch, and Simple Mind. This blog post highlights using Simple Mind for Mindmapping. I've included a sample as students learn how to use the app.

I’ve used the elements of PBL as a guide for achieving individual goals. Students and teachers can decide what tasks they need to complete as they work through the project.


Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}

Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!} Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!} Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}
Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!} Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!} Find out THE best education apps of 2017! Click through to see what teachers are using in their classrooms and homeschools to make the most of students education! Notability, Onenote, Augmented Reality ABC, Shadow Puppet EDU, Scratch, Emoji apps, and MORE! Some apps mentioned are even FREE! Every teacher will find something to use here! {Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade - primary, upper elementary, middle school, & high school approved!}
We hope you've enjoyed learning about the best education apps of 2017. We're sure you will find something worth trying here! 





How to Teach with Sketchnotes: Deep Understanding & Visual Note-Taking

Visual note-taking is becoming such a valuable tool in our classrooms today. If you aren’t familiar yet, instead of copying word for word from the classroom whiteboard or projector, visual note-taking allows students to draw their notes. They get to create graphics and images that replace the standard word-only notes. 

The benefits of visual note-taking are great. During the process of visual note-taking, students are required to listen to the speaker, make movements with their hands and turn those movements into visual representations. This type of note-taking really appeals to those visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners in your class. 

Visual note-taking also lets students be creative in their representations. When they are allowed to be creative,  students tend to really put some thought and effort into their work. This allows them to really get a deeper understanding of what they are learning. When they create their own visual representations, they connect to the concepts on a more personal level. This enhances their understanding of the material and is easily remembered.

I am so used to using GOOGLE for most of my 1:1 teaching initiatives. I've mastered using GOOGLE slides to share an assignment with my students. The sketchnotes resources I've been creating lately look and function awesome in GOOGLE Slides and work really well on a laptop, iPad, and Chromebook. 

Then, a few months ago, I discovered two innovative educational technologies that take this teaching strategy to the next level. Talk about dynamic and multi-faceted teaching tools.
If you're students are getting bored with every day note taking, you HAVE to try visual note-taking! This is a great way to allow your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students to use the full benefits of Google Classroom OR Microsoft Classroom. Plus the integration of apps (such as Notability and OneNote) makes it easy to use both SketchNotes & Doodle Notes in your upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom easily! Click through now to learn how!
One app that I find truly amazing for visual note-taking in the classroom is Notability. Students are able to use their tablets with this app to either alone or in collaboration with other students. The main feature of the app, which really is pretty awesome in my opinion, is the ability to create images and then add in a combination of their handwriting, other photos, and text to the page. They are able to zoom in, rotate and change the colors of all their images and text. How cool! What they can do on paper with a pencil they are now able to do digitally, but on a whole other level! 


If you're students are getting bored with every day note taking, you HAVE to try visual note-taking! This is a great way to allow your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students to use the full benefits of Google Classroom OR Microsoft Classroom. Plus the integration of apps (such as Notability and OneNote) makes it easy to use both SketchNotes & Doodle Notes in your upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom easily! Click through now to learn how!
Students can work with this app from wherever they have internet access, as this app works with the Cloud. For many paperless classrooms who want to utilize this app, Notability works seamlessly with Google Classroom. Students are able to take a document that you, the teacher, supply to them through Google Classroom and import it into Notability and then re-send it back through Google Classroom. Crazy, right? 


If you're students are getting bored with every day note taking, you HAVE to try visual note-taking! This is a great way to allow your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students to use the full benefits of Google Classroom OR Microsoft Classroom. Plus the integration of apps (such as Notability and OneNote) makes it easy to use both SketchNotes & Doodle Notes in your upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom easily! Click through now to learn how!

Step-By-Step Directions for Imports

  1. Upon entering the Notability app from their tablets, students need to go into their Notability.
  2. Turn on iCloud and sign into their Google Drive account. This is found under ‘manage accounts’.
  3. Turn on ‘auto-backup’ using Google Drive- this creates a folder in their actual Drive, called Notability.
  4. Whenever the students create a document using the app, it is automatically uploaded to their drive.
  5. A GOOGLE resource will most likely be shared through your Google Classroom account. 
Like always, when you send a document, students save that document to their drive by clicking on the actual assignment. Whatever you want your students to work on, send it to them the same way!
  1. Students save the assignment from their teacher to their drive, but now they have the option of opening it through Notability automatically. 
  2. When looking at the Drive, students click ONE TIME on the appropriate document so the file name is highlighted.
  3. In the upper right hand corner of the screen, there are three dots. It is located right next to the trash can on the toolbar. This icon gives you the option to “open with” another app. 
Your students will easily be able to open whatever Google resource/document you give them as an assignment right into Notability, and they can effortlessly submit it back through Google Classroom the same way they would do it with any other document.

Original source for instructions can be found here: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/google-education/6STKYLQQib0

If you're students are getting bored with every day note taking, you HAVE to try visual note-taking! This is a great way to allow your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students to use the full benefits of Google Classroom OR Microsoft Classroom. Plus the integration of apps (such as Notability and OneNote) makes it easy to use both SketchNotes & Doodle Notes in your upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom easily! Click through now to learn how!

For those of you who prefer Microsoft Classroom instead of Google Classroom, we have an app for you! Microsoft Onenote works similar to Notability in that students are able to create visual and textual notes in their own creative way. Students can use a stylus to create handwritten notes which can be converted into text at a later time. They can also include different colors and shapes and highlight important texts of a document. One feature that Onenote has that Notability did not is that from inside the app, student can browse the internet and attach images from different websites to their notes. You can pull notes and information from other Microsoft programs such as Outlook and data stored in an Excel program. How convenient! Onenote also utilizes a Cloud-based platform so students can again work alone or collaboratively, from anywhere that they have access to the internet. 
If you're students are getting bored with every day note taking, you HAVE to try visual note-taking! This is a great way to allow your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students to use the full benefits of Google Classroom OR Microsoft Classroom. Plus the integration of apps (such as Notability and OneNote) makes it easy to use both SketchNotes & Doodle Notes in your upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom easily! Click through now to learn how!

Step-By-Step Directions for Import

You can again easily send your teaching resource to your students for use in Onenote.

  1. Using your Microsoft Classroom program, send the PDF assignment out like you normally would.
  2. Students open the PDF file most likely with their already downloaded Adobe Reader. 
  3. Once the PDF is open, students go to FILE → PRINT → SEND TO ONENOTE.
  4. This will send the document to their Onenote app and allow them to complete their visual notes.
  5. Once your students are ready to export their Onenote document, they can go to FILE → EXPORT.
  6. They can choose what specifically they want to export from Onenote and in what particular format as well- mostly they will export it back as a PDF.
  7. Once they have the new PDF, they can turn in their assignment back to the teacher. 

If you're students are getting bored with every day note taking, you HAVE to try visual note-taking! This is a great way to allow your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students to use the full benefits of Google Classroom OR Microsoft Classroom. Plus the integration of apps (such as Notability and OneNote) makes it easy to use both SketchNotes & Doodle Notes in your upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom easily! Click through now to learn how!


If you're students are getting bored with every day note taking, you HAVE to try visual note-taking! This is a great way to allow your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom students to use the full benefits of Google Classroom OR Microsoft Classroom. Plus the integration of apps (such as Notability and OneNote) makes it easy to use both SketchNotes & Doodle Notes in your upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom easily! Click through now to learn how!

Both apps work great in the classroom. Students really do hate regular note-taking and anything we can do to help them get excited and engaged in a topic is key - which is why visual note-taking is so important! Students will find these apps to be fun and different and will look forward to using them more often. Their retention levels will increase, as well. Good luck!

Have you tried the Pic Collage App? My friend Erin from the blog, Erintegration has an article, "Drawing on PicCollage." You can read and learn further on how to use the sketchnotes / visual note-taking strategy.