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Finding COMFORT and JOY in digital learning.

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Find some JOY in going paperless or just get our of your COMFORT zone by trying DIGITAL resources! 

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Guide to what a digital classroom looks like:
Are you contemplating stepping into the digital world?  Well, let me give you a few quick tips that I learned the hard way. 

First,  decide your current level.
Beginner Level- Not Familiar
-Start small.  Try a blended learning approach with paper and digital resources.  A good start would be to use a no cost online program such as www.CommonLit.org  or ReadWorks. Both of these programs are easy to use and will allow your students an organized online platform for reading information and other test aligned to your content and to common core standards. 
► Middle Level- Can Easily Get Around in a Digital World
-If you are familiar with some use of digital learning, then you probably have a google classroom set-up or can easily set one up.  I recommend using online learning for projects and activities throughout your unit.  Maybe you don’t have a device for every student in your class, but your school has computer labs and/or laptop carts available.  Also, if you have a set of iPads or other devices within your room, you could run center rotations to get projects or activities done throughout the unit. I would suggest timeline relays, puzzles, profile projects, or choice boards activities to eliminate the use of paper and to engage students in the content. Click here for ready to go digital products.  




► Advanced Level- Google Certified Level 1 or 2
-If you are ready to eliminate most paper from your room, then you are ready to go 100% digital.  You are also ready to get your kids creating new products using great digital software available.  Think about have your students create digital portfolios, making movies, coding, and creating their own blogs. 

Do your homework before you assign digital work:
Second, check the activity, make sure all links work, have a backup plan for internet outages, make sure you can monitor the students while they work (turn screens or use a program such as GoGuardian or Nearpod).

Make sure the activity aligns to the objective or standard:
Third, make sure the activity requires students to submit proof of their learning and measures the objective for the day.  
Have a set of guided questions, a writing prompt, a graphic organizer.
Whatever they turn in can be in a digital format or a print format using a digital resource.  This depends on how comfortable you are with the activity.
•Checkout the great American History, Civics, Geography, Science, and ELA digital products below. 

Make sure you model the expectations and explain digital safety:
Fourth, ensure students understand how to stay safe and use online content appropriately.  An easy way to do this is to send students to Scholastic’s 10 Digital Safety Commandments for Students for a fun take on digital responsibility and safety.  My favorite from the site is below:
      V. Your local library is offering a PlayStation 4 to the best  neighborhood poet. You   
      happened to find the most amazing Minecraft poem on the   web last night. 
      Do you cut and paste the poem into a Word document?
      NoThou shalt not steal. Plagiarism is a crime!” 

And last, but certainly not least, remember the overall purpose of digital learning.  MIT said it best,
Digital learning technologies can enable students to grasp concepts more quickly and fully, to connect theory and application more adeptly, and to engage in learning more readily, while also improving instructional techniques, leveraging instructor time, and facilitating the widespread sharing of knowledge. Digital technologies will enable this in new and better ways and create possibilities beyond the limits of our current imagination.” _MIT EDU

So, kick back and enjoy the Comforts of a paperless classroom with a few digital activities from Learned Lessons.  Or if you are new to digital learning, I challenge you to step out of your Comfort zone! 

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➤World History Activities, Digital Link for Google Classroom, Biography Research Profile Page, Biography Bookmark Brochure, Biography Pop-Up Foldable for Interactive Notebook, Biography Writing Extension and Checklist, Poster Pennant , General Instruction Page, WORLD HISTORY PROFILES

This activity BUNDLE provides for a variety of differentiated activities to engage your secondary students in biography research about Hispanic Historical Figures or throughout the year. Student will have the opportunity to choose between a biography entry, a biography bookmark brochure, or a biography pop-up for interactive notebook. There are step by step instructions for completing each panel of the bookmark and pop-up template with key information about the topic. A writing extension is included with a checklist and outline notes section to walk students through the writing process. Bonus: 1 full size poster pennant to hang in your room as you study the famous World History Figures. Also, you will receive a digital link for each person listed to use with Google Slides.  

INCLUDED: 
Dropbox Link to all activities listed below.  
World History Profile Pennants 
This symbol means** The digital version is only available in this BUNDLE purchase, all others have digital version in bundle and with individual purchase! 

- Alexander the Great Biography Profile
- Archimedes Biography Profile
- Aristotle Biography Profile
- Euclid Biography Profile
- Plato Biography Profile
- Pythagoras Biography Profile
- Socrates Biography Profile
- Homer Biography Profile
- Virgil Biography Profile
- Julius Caesar Biography Profile
- Nero Biography Profile
- Kublai Khan Biography Profile
- Marco Polo Biography Profile
- Buddha Biography Profile
- Confucius Biography Profile
- Charlemagne Biography Profile
- Bach Biography Profile
- Beethoven Biography Profile
-Mozart Biography Profile
-Leonardo daVinci Biography Profile
-Galileo Biography Profile
-Michelangelo Biography Profile
-Dante Biography Profile
-Shakespeare Biography Profile
-Martin Luther Biography Profile
-Sir Isaac Newton Biography Profile
-Napoleon Biography Profile
-Vincent Van Gogh Biography Profile
-Karl Marx Biography Profile
- Adolph Hitler Biography Profile
- Albert Einstein**
- Winston Churchill Biography Activities, Writing and Google Link
-
 Anne Frank**
- Susan B. Anthony**
- Hillary Clinton**
- Michelle Obama**
-Martin Luther King, Jr. **
-Muhammad Ali **
-Florence Nightingale **
-Emily Dickinson **
-Ben Franklin **
-King George III **
-Muhammad Ali **
-King Ferdinand **
-Marie Antoinette **
-Marie Curie **
-Mother Theresa **
-Queen Elizabeth II **
-Donald Trump **
-George Washington **
-Queen Isabella **
-Germain of Foix **


Perfect for: 
➤Biography Research 
➤History Profiles and Biographies
➤CLASSROOM DECORATION
➤INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK ENTRIES
➤PROJECTS
➤HISTORICAL RESEARCH
➤PROFILES 
➤BIOGRAPHIES

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