Do you want to try out a fun, creative way to incorporate doodling in your classroom for free? Desk Doodles are an easy and exciting small way to let kids engage the pathways in their brain that lead to greater retention of the lesson.
This option provides many of the benefits of visual note-taking. The best part is that they require limited work on your part to prepare!
Simply print your choice of desk doodle (one for each desk or table). Then, laminate or wrap in page protectors that are dry erase marker-friendly! Stick it on a table or desk, and see the benefits before your eyes!
Each of these 4 versions of Desk Doodles also includes a unique tool for students to self-assess their knowledge. There are three or four symbols that students can color in to indicate how they feel they understand the concept.
You can walk around the room and quickly gauge your students understanding!
In the first option, there are designated areas to jot down notes and thoughts. It also has a large coordinate plane students can use for graphing.
Choose this option for Algebra, Algebra 2, or Pre-Calc classes. They can sketch functions, write key ideas on the clipboard, and main thoughts in the bubble.
Option 2 has a coordinate plane along with a designated x and y-axis. There is a table with an x-column and y-column next to the plane. This option would be great for learning about coordinate planes or graphing lines.
This version is great for middle school Pre-Algebra when learning to plot points, graph basic linear equations, and work with tables.
The third option includes a blank grid, perfect for drawing nets or figures, or finding area or perimeter! Underneath, there is a box to write a formula. Kids can also make marks on the circle when learning diameter and radius.
They can shade the cube to work with faces, vertices, and edges. They can even use their dry-erase markers to write dimensions in any of the figures as they work practice problems. This option is ideal for a high school Geometry class or to swap out for middle schoolers when you get to the geometry unit in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.
This option features a smaller grid, a number line, and some areas for notes. There is also a nifty area for students to indicate whether they completed their homework or not.
This version is perfect to have out on desks when working with integers and / or fractions. Kids can work with converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions using the fourths in the circles, and they can work with comparing and ordering negative numbers. The number line is so handy to have out on desks when working with integer operations!
Desk Doodles are a great way to get started with Doodle Notes, or are great to add to your already doodle note-friendly classroom. They work to occupy your students’ hands, while keeping their brains focused.
Doodling in class activates both hemispheres of the brain to increase:
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