Students will LOVE these New Year's Resolution Accountability Charts that look like iPhones. This download comes as a PowerPoint file and can be printed or used digitally. It makes a really cute bulletin board!
Regardless of where you are in your digital journey, these New Year's Resolution Accountability Charts can be used in any classroom..on paper, Chromebooks, laptops, computers or iPads.
Have students "RING" in the New Year by typing or writing their resolution on one of the cell phones provided. At the end of each week (for 6 weeks) they will check their phone and "download" (add) a new app if they have kept their resolution. This is a great way to hold them accountable for the resolution they make for the new year.
What is included?
★ Table of Contents to explain all 8 slides
★ Examples of paper and digital phones
★ Link to a Google folder that contains 6 digital pieces (numbered apps..one for each of the 6 weeks)
★ Digital Cell Phone template
★ Digital Cell Phone template with digital pieces already on the slide
★ "Ringing in the New Year" poster for bulletin board display
★ Printable cell phone template (4 to a page)
★ Printable app numbered pieces
All slides are set to print on 8.5x11 paper. If you decide to keep this activity on paper, you can print out the sheet of phones (4 to a page), cut and hand out to students. Students can use a white colored pencil to write their name at the top of the phone. Then they can write in their resolution in the white space of the phone. Students can add their apps by cutting and pasting the numbered apps I provide on slide 10, use stickers to mark the app boxes or design their own app with crayons or colored pencils each week that they successfully keep their resolution.
You could keep this accountability chart paperless in several ways!
1. Keep it as the PowerPoint file that comes in this download. Delete all of the slides except slide 6 and assign to students. Have them type their name and New Year's resolution in the text boxes provided. Students can design their own apps using the shape/line tools in PowerPoint. I also provide a link to a Google folder of moveable pieces students can download and use to drag and drop on top of the phone. Slide 7 has the moveable pieces already on the slide for students to drag and drop.
2. Import the PowerPoint presentation into Google Slides (delete slides you do not need) and assign to students (via Google Classroom, shared folder, email, etc.) Students can design their apps each week by using the built in tools, add images they find via an image search (make sure they are finding copyright free images!) or use the digital pieces I have provided.
3. Save slide 6 as a jpeg image (or just screenshot it!). Assign the image to students as an activity via Seesaw. Students can write or type over the image to add their resolution. They can mark their weekly apps by using emojis (via the keyboard) or drawing on their canvas.
I wrote THIS
blog post that might be helpful in understanding all of the details of this New Year's activity.
Have fun making New Year's Resolutions!
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• New Year's Resolutions Digital Book in Google Slides™
• New Year's Resolution Reading Passage
• DESIGN AN APP COLLABORATIVE CLASS PROJECT
• Design an App Writing Project
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