Have you ever planned the arrangement of your room digitally with a Digital Classroom Layout?
Guess what, friends?! I am here today to make your life EASIER!
Do you spend your first day of pre-planning moving your furniture around trying to figure out what setup is going to work for you? How about if you are a little ADD and get tired of looking at the same thing all year long?
Well… I am pretty much both of those people! But, I have decided that I need to work SMARTER, not harder.
I pulled up my trusty PowerPoint (which I use for everything!) and inserted various shapes to represent my furniture layout.
Then, I was able to move things around, create different gathering areas, move the desks- all without breaking a sweat! :) I don’t know about you, but I’m all about not sweating at work.
I’m a little OCD, so I took my digital layout one step further and changed the color of the items and labeled them. I wanted to really be able to SEE my classroom without lifting a finger.
My team decided we would be team-teaching next year, which means I would only be teaching LA/SS, so I really needed to change up my room. I will not be teaching Math, so I am gaining a lot more space to use for a reading/writing focus.
I hope that this idea was helpful to you and that it can save you some time when school starts in August. I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below or you can connect with me on Facebook or Instagram!
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