I love to create sketchnotes and have tried my hand at bullet journals. I love creating sketchnotes on my iPad, but I have always kept a paper journal. This year I discovered a PDF linked electronic bullet journal that you can use in Notability or GoodNotes. I wanted to try it out but not spend a ton of money on it. I discovered a tutorial online that taught me how to make one using Keynote. OH MY GOSH, it was so much fun. I created a teacher planner and I LOVE how it works. I’ve provided the PDF file for you to use if you want to try it out too.
Yes, I know, you can use Google calendar and I do, but there is something about writing on a calendar that works for me.
You click on the tabs on the side to take you to the month you want. You can click on beginning of the week to take you to the week you want.
You need to store the PDF in Google Drive or Dropbox and import it to Notability. You can also use GoodNotes, but I haven’t personally tried it.
Enjoy the file. Remember this is my first attempt so I can’t promise perfection. You an also go on Etsy and search for electronic bullet journals to find some others have created.
Our professional development focus for the district this year has been reading and vocabulary. We developed a project for our classroom that met the reading requirements for a unit long project. On reflection, our reading passage could have been better, but the product from the students was good. They used Notability to put their project together.
This year we have had the honor of piloting 1:1 iPads for Freshmen. One of the projects I created was a transparent graph that can be placed over a photo in Notability. The app itself is amazing and you should definitely check it out if you haven’t. Students were instructed to take a picture of something that demonstrated slope and they brought them to class on their iPad. I had them import the .note file (attached) with the transparent graph and they replaced my picture with theirs. We then took notes over slope using their photo. It was an awesome project and we have used this process for systems of of equations and will use it again for graphing parabolas.
This project was originally posted on SJSDMath.posterous.com but all of my Posterous content will be moved to this blog as Posterous will no longer exist.