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Saturday, July 18, 2015

New Syllabus Layout

We have been talking about how to make a syllabus more visually appealing and more interactive.  So we have been talking about just breaking sections into boxes, making an infographic, or even a fill-in-the-blank syllabus.  So we are still working but I wanted to give you a couple of previews of our rough drafts.

 Obviously, this is rough.  I am not loving my fonts, and I would like to draw boxes instead of using the ones available on the computer (because I am a crazy person).  And I am betting (based on past experiences) I will need to draw over my pie chart, legend and add some contrast that will copy when the grays don't copy ... 

Chonte's is much more polished than mine (as usual).  And I am really wanting to steal the idea of a black box with white text.  Considering we will not be printing or copying in color it really is the best way to add contrast to the page.

What do you think?  What would you add?  What did we miss?  

Monday, July 6, 2015

Carbohydrates Summary Sheet

Summary Sheets have been very popular in our blog posts.  I hope you like this one as well, if not ... I like it and I think my students will benefit from it.  I always like showing you my process (the rough drafts) because I want you to know why I don't share more summary sheets ... it takes me a while to do each one.

Stage 1: messy notes

 Stage 2: cramming all info on one page and working out the spacing

Stage 3: The final version!!

I have two in the works, polymers and lipids should be completed soon.  Then I will start on summary sheets for proteins and nucleic acids.

On my to do list:
cell signaling
evolution & natural selection
and ... maybe genetics next ..

What do your kiddos struggle with?