A Teacher of Technology in Education

6 Ways to Say Bye Bye Binders

Wonderful, going fully digital, getting rid of hard copies, saving loads of trees along the way!
I am loving using ‘Evernote’ for all my meetings and planning. Awesome!!

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digital portfolio3-ring binders–the mainstay of education for decades–now seem clunky, heavy, unwieldy even.. You never have a whole punch when you need one so you end up forcing holes into the margin. The rings break or bend and then the pages don’t turn properly, and still you persevere, using them even as your younger colleagues abandon them. There are digital alternatives, but you aren’t one of those teachers who jumps at the latest technology. You wait, see what colleagues like, and stick with the outmoded binders like comfort food.

What is it about binders that seems so irreplaceable? The fact that everything is in one place–you can grab it and have pretty much all the material you need for a particular class or event? Is it the nice tabbed set-up where you can quickly flip to the topic you need? Or maybe it’s the pockets–stuff papers in there that don’t seem…

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