Planning and Organization: Crash Course Study Skills #4

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A good, regularly maintained organizational system can be the difference between a stressful year and a productive year. Guide high schoolers and college students through setting up their own method for organizing classes, information, and time with an episode from a playlist focused on improving study skills.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show the video on the first day with a class set of tablets or in a computer lab, and help learners set up 
  • Briefly recommends the Bullet Journal method for paper notes and Evernote for digital notes; consider implementing a variation of these note-taking methods in the classroom 
Classroom Considerations

  • Recommends the Todoist task manager app, as well as Trello, Microsoft To-Do, and Any.Do.
  • Video moves quickly through strategies and tips, so learners may benefit from frequent pausing and jotting down notes or asking questions
Pros

  • Video provides many solid examples of organizational methods
  • Combines visual cues and narration to access multiple learning styles
Cons

  • None