Whoa... its been about two months since my last blog post, but hey... summer makes it a little hard to keep a writing routine. And since I am making excuses about summertime laziness, I will make this post about my summer. Now actually, this is really a sequel to an earlier blog post I wrote at the end of last school year about reflecting back on my year. It was titled My Year By The Numbers. I used the hashtag #ednumbers on Twitter to share my reflections and asked if anyone else wants, they can use my template or make their own. Below are some of the from other educators around the country who gave it a try.
Now, as I start back at my job, I thought about doing this reflection again but using numbers look back at my summer.
Check out my "Summer By The Numbers" below
As you can see, it was not a slow and quiet summer, but one filled with travel and experiences. Along the way I did try to grow professionally. I read blogs and books, listened to podcasts and spent time reflecting.
If you would like to make your own one of these you can start from scratch or use the following template I made. The template is a stripped down version of my summer infographic.
Here is the Google Drawing template. (use File - Make a Copy to have your own version)
If you are looking into doing one of these I CAN'T RECOMMEND ENOUGH using the website thenounproject.com to search for icons. It is an incredible resource, one you really should check out.
Although this is a fun way for any of us to reflect back at our summer, I really think that this could be a fun activity for students to
1) share about themselves and their summer vacation and
2) learn many of the skills in creating a graphic while using Google Drawing, such as layering, nudging, color theory and so many more.
If you or your students end up using these for your "Summer By The Numbers" please share back with me and use the #ednumbers as well.