Years ago, I had the realization that my adult students weren't disciplined or structured enough to review vocab at home without some kind of structure from me. In my desire to be a great teacher, I started typing up worksheets by hand for each group.
The worksheets were great. But I was going insane with the effort.
Then, I taught a group of programmers who, in turn, taught me that "programmers are always looking for ways to automate repetitive tasks." The next time I made worksheets, I realized I was losing a lot of my prep time to a repetitive task.
I needed automation.
"What's so hard about programming?" I asked the programmers in the next class. "I mean, they have code camps for kids. Why can't I learn it?" -- "Try it," they answered, and even told me where to start.
I never became a great programmer. But, the Internet is full of helpful stuff and tutorials for kids. With time, I got an offline worksheet generator working. Now, I'm trying to make it work online.What will it do for me?
This is not a library of worksheets that I made once and reuse.
It's a worksheet generator that will manage your classroom vocabulary and make customized worksheets and review activities from that vocab.
As I teach new vocabulary, I make resources - tiny parts of a worksheet - for each word. These are at the heart of the project, and made with language learners in mind.
Enter your classroom vocab here. The software finds resources for the vocab, and puts them together in great-looking worksheets, saving you hours.
Whether homework or classwork, the worksheets have a familiar structure, and bring back vocabulary in changing exercises, for class after class.
My name isn't on the worksheets, so feel free to add your 'branding' and take the credit. As you get used to it, you'll learn more ways to put your own stamp on things.
I'm excited about this. I'd love to show you more, maybe get you to test-drive it for me?Learn more!