Teacher Orientation. Disclaimer.
This project is rather intense and has a lot of little working parts to it. It’s like that because I’m like that. I tend to complicate things. I like it that way. I have simplified this project to it’s simplest form in this power point, but know there are a lot of ways to expand it and make it better!
I actually use Power Point to make the logos because of a special feature they have there. Once the kids have pulled in their word art, shape, clipart, etc. they group it. Then they right click and choose “save as picture.” They save it as their group name. Now their logo is an actual .jpg file. They send the file to me digitally, and I put in student common so the whole group can access it for later assignments.
At the end of the unit I offer a $500 reward for best logo—I tell them this on Day 1 so they give me their best effort!
On Day 2, the students start to brainstorm about what they want to do. They fill out the Design Brainstorm page, drawing their designs before making them. (Note that throughout the packet, there are symbols that indicate whose job each thing is!) After they have drawn some ideas, they are allowed to start creating their designs on the computer.
I use Print Shop for designing badges, but you could also use Publisher, Power Point, or Word if you don’t have Print Shop. Or, they could design them all by hand.
Students pull up a template in Print Shop that already has the circles in the right size. Having already taught them Print Shop on a previous day, it’s not so hard for them to create their badges, though I do go over it with them.
Make sure they know to leave a small margin around the edges of each design—the edges get tucked under when the badge is made, so things can get cut off.
Enter how much each group made in this column.
Enter bonuses for awards won or penalties for cheating or selling loss badges, etc.
Enter numbers for each person from the Scoring sheet on each evaluation.
The Total Column is their final grade on the Group Evaluation to be entered into Skyward
In this column, type in the number of students in the group (4 or 5) to adjust the math problem.
It will calculate and round up how much each person made—if they score less than 80%, they will get that percentage of money.