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Any advice on going paperless- or mostly paperless?

Jul 26, 2014 9:00am

I am trying to find a way to reduce the usage of paper. I have iPads, tablets, and laptops carts available at different times throughout the week. Any help would be appreciated!

  • Technology
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  • Assessment / Class Culture / Common Core / Differentiation / Digital Literacy / Engagement

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    • Jul 30, 2014 10:41am

      My son's teachers use turnitin.com for the students to submit their homework. It also allows you to do a plagiarism check if it is a research paper. As a GT teacher, I use journals for yearlong evidence of work and growth. I don't like worksheets, so I don't give them unless it is necessary for the project. Hands-on projects, and notes taken in journals have decreased my paper use.
      I like Katie's suggestion of googedocs, too!

      • Aug 2, 2014 10:02pm

        I have been paperless for 4 years. The past three years, I have used Edmodo ... It's free online classroom. The key for you is to setup your library and create folders for handouts and web sites. You can setup classes and blog, post, take quizzes, polls, assignments, and much much more. You can have them post when you do have access to technology, it is web based so they can access from their phones or pcs. The kids love it and they help each other. If you have specific questions, please let me know. I love it. Your students will have a backpack and can put their documents in there no matter what word processor you use. It's worth checking out! Good luck.

        • Aug 2, 2014 12:44pm

          Google Drive is an exceptional tool to utilize.
          Regards, Ron Jackson

          • Jul 27, 2014 10:09pm

            I agree with Stephanie. Learn google apps. Y

            • Aug 2, 2014 9:16pm

              Try compiling links to papers and online readings on a webpage that students can access. They can write out answers to a two-page handout on a one-page handout while sometimes being able to print said handout. Plus, it saves you the trouble of having to distribute all of the materials.

              • Aug 9, 2014 10:51pm

                Moodle is a program very popular in Australia that schools and University use. You can post to forums, view videos, upload video, access documents, see study material, listen to podcast or audio files, submit assignments, have online quizzes etc.