Do you waste time looking for something that you "know" you put in a certain place, but it's not there when you try to find it again? Are you often saying to yourself, "I am sure I put it right here!" Was you mother always telling you if you put it in its proper place, you would know where to find it?
Every January do you make better organization your number one New Year's resolution? So now that it's February, how's that working for you?
Thinkfinity has a collection of resources that should help you and your students get organized. Here are some additional links from blogger David Andrade, a Physics teacher and educational technology specialist in Southwestern, CT.
How do you get organized and stay organized?
Lynne, I have discovered that I am in a transition of relying solely on digital folders, files, even 'sticky notes'. However, I am stuck in the old habit of handwritten bits of paper and I am drowning! I have boxes of classroom items that I still need to sort through. Items are in the garage, in the closet, on my bedroom dresser! I downloaded CamScanner to my Nexus 7 Tablet. It is helping to digitize my paper trail. I've a long way to go! I enjoy checking out various digital tools like Dropbox and Evernote. I then have problems remembering where I put things!
Smiles! I bet that every veteran teacher understands exactly where you are coming from, Jeanne. :-) And every new teacher needs to take this to heart and plan a process for organizing their plans and documents.
Who has a plan of organization that is working? Are some of you posting on specific sites? Do you worry about them closing down and you losing your access?