Now that I’ve been back in the classroom for a little while, I’m starting to collect various tips and tricks for preparing my course materials. I teach Japanese to high schoolers in the upper mid-west, so I don’t really have my pick of ready-made curricular materials. I generally make my own versions of activities even when I find that someone else has posted something useful. So I do a LOT of material creation!
Thus, I’m starting a new segment to my very sparse blog: Teaching with Tech Tips. These are little tricks that I’ve found along the way to help me make materials faster and with fewer clicks. As I come up with more of them, I’ll try to write about it quickly to share with the world. I have no doubt that many other people have found these tricks, too. But they were new to me, so they might also be new to others!