Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! 👋🙌💜
We are so excited about this school year! #Jenallee has been crazy busy with a new project coming out in early October… can you guess what it is? Yep!! We wrote a book!!!
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Okay… let’s get to the main point of this blog. We are so excited to share with you an idea from our friend, Katherine Wardlaw. We were visiting with Katherine the other day after school about implementing the NEW Microsoft Teams Reading Progress feature in her classroom. (IT is AMAZING! A Jenallee blog and video will be arriving soon on how this tool can change progress monitoring and reading stations in your classroom!)
While chatting with her, we couldn’t help but notice the stack of cards on her table and hanging on her bulletin board. We inquired about the mysterious cards and Katie shared her ✨EPIC✨ idea with us! She created Lead4ward Quick Cards. She LOVES using these strategies in the classroom, but finds herself flipping through a pamphlet of them to remind herself of the strategy as she is about to implement it in her classroom. Rather than rummaging through papers as she is trying to transition in to a meaningful engagement activity, she created these Lead4ward Quick Cards in Canva. (As you probably know Canva for Education is one of our FAV creation apps) Katie summarized the activities and placed them on cards that she hangs on her PDSA bulletin board before the lesson. During planning she selects three to utilize, grabs the cards and places them on the board. Throughout the lesson she can easily grab the card and transaction seamlessly into the strategy of choice. We love how intentionally designed her lessons are for her students and how she can now quickly utilize these strategies during her lessons.
Check out this video of Katie explaining how she utilizes these cards in her classroom!
Sending a BIG thank you to Katie for sharing her idea! 🙌
But… there is more! You are in for a HUGE treat. Katie also wanted to share her Lead Forward Quick Card creations with you. Note-These are the FREE strategies available through Lead4ward. You can access the free playlist here.
One of the many reasons we LOVE Canva for education is that you can share your creations as templates with other Canva users or with your students.
Be sure to sign up for your FREE educator account at canva.com/education
Check out Katie’s Lead4ward Quick Card template made in Canva. 🌸🙌✨
Now go and be a different kind of awesome! We can’t wait to see all of the different ways you create and utilize this quick card idea in your classroom! Please be sure to share your experiances, ideas, and thoughts with us.