Digital Classroom Organization Tips You Need To Try
You know how hard it can be to keep your classroom organized, right? Well, lucky for us, technology has made it a lot easier. Thanks to recent world events, we all got a crash course in relying more on technology in the classroom, and as challenging as it was at first, it has some benefits! You may be wondering:
What is the best way to organize your classroom?
How do you organize digital teaching materials?
Here are some tips that can help digitally organize your classroom!
First things first, get yourself a digital calendar for your classroom organization
You can use tools like Google Calendar to keep track of everything from holidays to exams. Plus, you can easily access it from any device, so you’ll never forget an important event. If you’re a pen and paper kind of teacher, that’s fine! This can be a great supplement to your current system.
Another thing to try is creating a digital gradebook.
This can be a lifesaver when it comes to managing grades, tracking student progress, and sharing grades with parents. You can use tools like Google Sheets or specialized gradebook software to make it super easy.
Have you heard of digital classroom management systems?
These systems can help you manage your classroom digitally, from attendance to lesson plans to student communication. Some popular options include Canvas and Schoology. They can really streamline your classroom processes and make things run more smoothly.
Digital note-taking is another cool option to consider.
You can use tools like Evernote or Google Keep to keep your notes organized, collaborate with other teachers, and share information with students.
Finally, don’t forget about organizing your digital files!
Use a file management system like Google Drive or Dropbox to keep everything in one place. You can even create folders for each subject or topic, which makes finding what you need a breeze.
If you’re looking for some digital classroom resources that can be used for online learning or in the classroom to keep everything organized and low-prep, I have you covered.
These Google Slides Templates make it easy to teach digitally or in person.
They make it easy to personalize your classroom too! Decide the slides you want to use with your class, delete what you don’t want, add clickable links, forms, images, a quiz, or videos of you to personalize your classroom.
What is in this download?
15 Google Slide Templates for Home Room, Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, PE, Centers and a Brain Break. They have home buttons of the slides so students can use presentation mode and easily find their schedule on the Home Room slide.
18 Google Slides with links for a DEMO. There are extra slides from my own digital resources for you to use as a demo or in your own presentation or if you are K-2, you can use the demo for an emergency sub plan if needed.
3 Page PDF with Directions
Slides are 11 x 8.5 so you can add other slides that can be printed out by the students at home if needed.
Easily share Google Forms to collect information, images, videos, audio, online games and more! Share during a virtual meeting or in-person to keep your schedule on track!
Check out the video tutorial!
There are so many great digital tools out there to help us stay organized in our classrooms. It might take a bit of effort to get started, but trust me, it’s worth it!
What are your digital classroom organization tips? Share them in the comments!