“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” By Paul J. Meyer
You can go paperless, or at least reduce the use of paper in your classroom many different ways. It is easier if you are a school that has Bring Your Own Technology/Device (BYOT or BYOD) implemented but not impossible to do without devices. Below are a few tips/ideas to help you get started along with some other Paperless resources.
2. Use web tools for productivity! Have student’s….
3. Have your students blog instead of writing stories, reading responses or essays.
4. Use individual whiteboards to work out problems or brainstorm.
5. Use a doc camera or interactive whiteboard instead of showing examples on paper
6. Have more class discussions and debates!
7. Have students collaborate using 1 piece of paper verse 4. It also allows them to practice 21st century skills of collaboration, communication and critical thinking.
8. Keep a grade book online or by using a spreadsheet
9. Create eNewsletters, use email or vodcast to share out what is happening in your classroom.
10. Use a wiki or website to display hotlists, webquests and resources so students are active in their learning instead of passive.
This year in my personal life I have been trying to go paperless as well, to practice what I preach. Some of the things I have started changing is having all my bills as online payments, grocery lists are now in my Evernote or Notes App and I am having stores email me my receipts.
Please share any tips or resources you have for making your classroom or personal life paperless!