Okay, so I have a projector in my room for the first time…ever. I am thrilled beyond all measure. I mean…we are talking “goosies” here! Anyhow, I have been wanting a visual/digital/interactive Daily 5 check-in system forever. I made an electronic version of my very standard clipboard check-in last year that had “clickable” boxes for each choice. Of course, no projector last year meant I had to print it out and use my clipboard and vis-a-vis again. This year I wanted to make it happen though. While I have a projector finally, I do not have an interactive board. So I puzzled over how to make my dream check-in chart a reality. After some fooling around with PowerPoint, I have my solution. Here is what it looks like...
I have programmed it with the choices that I use in my class. All it needs is pictures of my cherubs once they arrive. My plan is to save the file with their pics in place at the bottom. Then during choices, all I have to do is drag and drop each little angel-face to the right activity. I made a separate slide for each D5 round. So each round I will simply switch slides and their pictures will be at the bottom ready for me. As long as I do not save over my template when I close, then everything will revert back to its original placement.
What do you think? I’m off to go do my happy dance now!