I need a better system to track ideas for lesson -planning/ corurse enhancements
I used to rely on post-its or a notepad to track ideas for (course/ activity/ assignment/ rubric/) improvement, but I did not have these handy or could not always find them when needed.
I created the attached Course Edits Tracker in Google Docs and prepared one for each course at the beginning of the term and save them to a “Canvas Updates” folder in my Google Drive.
As a result of this simple strategy and tool, I have one easily accessible folder with documents I can retrieve whenever, wherever. This is especially valuable when preparing the Canvas Shells// updating materials or class projects/ rubrics/ activities.Example: Folder name “Canvas Updates” - Sub-folder: Course Prefix_Course Edits. Documents: Course Prefix_Term_Course Edits Tracker
Next steps include incorporating the edits outlined in the worksheet into the Canvas shells. Additionally, to further foster student sucecss, I will incorporate feedback from others using the same Canvas shells.
Great ideas can happen anytime, anywhere. To make it easy to keep track of ideas for course/ lesson planning improvement, I developed a “Course Edits Tracker” worksheet in Google Docs for each ot the courses I teach. This document can be accessed anywhere, anytime, online. The form includes a field to track why the change is needed or how the idea will improve the course/ activity/ lesson along with a field to enter student performance/ measure/ outcomes of the proposed edits/ enhancements. This document has allowed me to become more intentional when editing my teaching materials and more efficiently udpate Canvas shells.