It's change of semester time, so we high school teachers are reverting back to start up mode. It's time to begin again, which is a nice thing to do in the dark days of winter.
Last August, on my old blog, I shared the digital syllabus I was using for my classes. I had a number of people ask for a template but was too busy to make one up. Well, now I have a bit of extra time (actually I'm avoiding marking exams), so I'm reposting this idea with a link to the template I used. A syllabus is a very individual thing, as we all have different information to give to our students, but if you're interested, you can use this as a starting point and adapt it and make it your own.
Why do I use a digital syllabus? I want to use much less paper, so the information is going on line, on our course website. If there is someone who doesn't have internet access, I will print it off for them. Secondly, I wanted to create a syllabus that they will actually read, not just shove to the back of their binders, as I know they have in the past. We all know that this generation is much more likely to read it if it's on a screen!
I've included pics of the syllabus I use (minus the personal info) followed by a link to the template. If you use it, I'd love to see what you come up with!
Click here for access to the editable template:
Template for Digital Syllabus