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Stamps in the Paperless Classroom.

posted Jan 17, 2016, 9:46 PM by Monica Weick   [ updated Dec 31, 2016, 6:45 PM ]

Stamps and stickers are a fun way to, traditionally, communicate great work or areas in need of improvement
 for students. However, as schools (like mine) are moving towards the 1:1, stickers and stamps are harder to use. Last year, I began playing ways to utilize stamps in my almost paperless classroom. This year, I am more 50/50 traditional/paperless. Yet, I still love the idea of being able to easily mark or communicate ideas with students. 

Although, I can't just mark the screen as I make my rounds talking to students, I can easily, just copy and paste, mark their work as I check it. I had actually forgotten that I had used these until I joined the 40 Hour Teacher Work Week Club (http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/40hour). I was reminded of the huge benefit of utilizing stamps in the grading process. So I was inspired to create some new stamps to use on digital assignments. 

Here are some examples: 

I'm so excited to start using my "stamps" more often. What a great way to communicate with just a simple copy & paste right onto the document (i.e. google docs).  

In case you're interested - the stamps are simple to make. Especially using Canva (canva.com) and Pixabay (pixabay.com). Canva allows for simple formatting and saving as a .jpg or .png (AND IT'S FREE!) and then Pixabay offers free pictures that aren't under copyright. So put the two together and look what we get - STAMPS! 

Hope that helps! 

Side note: All pictures were found on pixabay.com - a website that focuses on collecting images that have been released to be used for any purpose without attribution.