Before I started using a Bullet Planner, I wasted a lot of time, effort and money trying and rejecting various calendars, notebooks and planners. I couldn't seem to find one that really fit my style. They were all too big, too bulky, had too many pages I didn't need, or had page layouts that just didn't work for me.
Last year, when I was coaching at four different elementary schools, my need to find a good planner became more important than ever. With so many administrators, teachers and students to support, I found it harder and harder to keep everything straight. One day, while searching for yet another solution, I Googled "Minimalist Planner" and happened upon a YouTube video (embedded below) describing a Bullet Journal. As is always the case with YouTube, one video quickly led to ten more. One hour and multiple videos later, I was pretty sure I had found the solution to planning I had been looking for. I immediately grabbed an old drugstore notebook and set it up to give it a try.
Here are pictures of my first little notebook bullet planner.
There is certainly nothing fancy or artistic about it, but it was a great way to jump in and give Bullet journaling a try. In a very short period of time knew I had found the planner I was looking for. Who would of thought something so simple could be the best solution of all? With the start of a new school year looming, I am making a few modifications to set up this year's planner. I'm sharing it in hopes other coaches will find it useful as well!
One thing I love about Google Slides is the ability to use images, shapes, hyperlinks and color to create dynamic presentations. With an idea, a little patience, and a lot of trial and error, you can elevate the creativity in projects and presentations to any level! A virtual showcase created in Google Slides is a great way for students to share what they have learned.
A Google Slides virtual exhibit isn't a typical slide presentation. The viewer, not a presenter, is the one who "runs" the show. By clicking on text and hyperlinks in the presentation the viewer is able to navigate from one part of the presentation to another.
Sample Museum Exhibit:
Note: To run the presentation as an exhibit click directly on the slides. Do not use the tools on the bottom left.
Create a Virtual Museum Exhibit:
To create your own museum you will start with a blank slide presentation. You need to know a few simple techniques, including how to insert shapes, fill shapes with color, add images, and insert hyperlinks. Follow this tutorial step-by-step to learn how to build a virtual exhibit. Follow the directions below to learn more about techniques you will need.
1. Insert a Shape into a Google Slide