I got this idea from a teacher at Rowandale - Michael Davidson. Earlier this year Michael regularly posted a morning bar graph on his blog that his students have helped to create. Here's the link to this year's graphs.
This activity is completed by the students as soon as they come into the classroom or while you're taking the roll. There are plenty of things you could look at...
- Calendar maths
- Days of the week
- Months of the year
- Number of days at school so far
- Number of days left in the week / term / year
- Countdown to big events
- Wind speed
- Type of weather
- Quick questions with bar graph
- Opinions about news article
- Favourite things
- This or that questions
- Vote for story / type of activity / display
- Who's here / not here
- attendance percentage for the class as a whole
- total students
- winning house
- number of boys/girls
- Today in history
- What, when, why, who, how
- Today's news headline
- What's your opinion
Here's how to setup a post that you can use as a template each day.
Here's an Activinspire file I used with year twos, really simple as it was a start of the year one.
Here's a Google Slide Deck with weather photos in it.
Please feel free to add to, modify and remove parts of those files. It would be great if you could share your class file with us in the comments section.
Once you've created one of the documents above...
I took screenshots of the Activinspire file and then created a post with those pictures in it. Then just used the template post as explained above.
If you've chosen to use Google Slides here's a video that explains how to get them into a blog post. With this option you might add slide to the top of the slide deck each day so that today's weather shows first.
Here's how to add google slides to your blog post:
There are plenty of other ways you could display your statistics...
- Use Piccollage (Anroid, iOs) app on iPad to take photos of the attendance numbers drawn on the whiteboard
- Create a short PuppetPals (iPad) video that explains that statisics - use the statistics as a background or even a character
- Take a screenshot of the summary of responses from a google form students have filled in at the start of the day
- Save this as an image and upload it directly into your post