Monday, February 1, 2016

Digital Task Cards with Google Slides

Happy Monday to everyone!

I've been spending part of my day today thinking about and Googling and Pinning various ideas for Task Cards. There are some really fantastic ideas out there about how to implement task cards into your instruction so that students remain engaged.

My specific interest today was attempting to find ways to create digital (paperless) task cards. All of sudden, the examples dwindled to next to nothing. How sad.

One idea that seemed like a no-brainer (and therefore, I replicated it) was to use Google Slides.This example I found online does a nice job of demonstrating how this digital work can even be differentiated. 

What I chose to practice in my sample below is to actually have students respond on the slides. Because we have access to Google Classroom, this method would be simple to keep paperless. 

The other thing that I did on these cards was to create hyperlink for hints. Go ahead and try it out! The slide deck is active and those links should take you to another item that would be helpful to complete the task. That's the thing that I LOVE about the digital factor that may or may not be available on a paper version of task cards. Sure a teacher could use QR codes or even Aurasma, but if you don't have time to fiddle with those, this option may be just what you're looking for! 

Offering my BEST to you!

  • Have you used task cards in your instruction? What about using a digital or paperless format? What works best in your classroom?
  • Can you think of a way to make a digital task card assignment collaborative with students? 

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