If you’re like me, you probably have students access multiple websites for your class.
I haven’t quite found one single website that has every feature I use in my classroom…and that’s ok!
Sometimes, students have difficulty organizing and navigating a variety of websites during a class period. Students often become frustrated with me because I typically keep about 10 tabs open at once.
That’s normal, right? 🙂
To prevent frustration and panic among my students, I’m trying a new route.
Thursday, our first day of school, students entered my classroom and were told to access eight different websites.
Responses ranged from, “when can I close out of all of these tabs?” to ” having so many tabs open freaks me out!”
After I showed my students how to sign up and navigate each site, I told them to bookmark each page. The main response was, “but I have so many bookmarks already!!”
To calm fears of a crowded bookmark bar, I showed may students how to create a folder for their bookmarks, and then how to add those super important pages to that folder.
On Friday, when my students entered the classroom, I told them to access Google Classroom for the day’s activity. I overheard a conversation that went something like…”didn’t you make a bookmark folder like we were supposed to do yesterday? It’s so much easier…”
Mission accomplished 🙂
If you’d like to share use this super simple strategy with your students, please click here to access the PDF instruction sheet!
Seriously, why did I not think of using bookmarks in the classroom before? Wow…
Hope your year is off to a great start!
Thanks for reading 🙂