A Media List to Keep Track of It All

As I was creating my units I needed a place to keep track of all of the extras that I planned to supplement the lessons with. I created a tab in OneNote for this called Media list. Then I created a page for each unit that would give me an inventory of what I needed at-a-glance.

I made three tables. Here is the downloadable Word Template. This is what it looks like.

The first was titled Books and had 5 columns. For Title, Author, Subject, Location and Read. With the way I set up my unit study, I had science, math and other books all relating back to Ancient Civilizations. I needed to know what subject a book was for. The location would tell me whether it was at L (library) or BS (bookshelf) or A (need to purchase at Amazon ). The final column would keep track of what was read.

The second table was Videos. It had 4 columns titled Title, Subject, Location and Watched. It worked the same as the books. I just had abbreviations for Netflix, History Channel, DVR, Science Channel, Library and so on.

The third list was Online. It kept track of any interactives, online quizzes, flashcards, whatever I came across that I thought may be helpful for that unit. This was really nice when I had planned in advance and had a place to put links for later use. I could make sure they actually get found and used in time for the unit and not forgotten or lost.

A list like this can be a big help if you have a lot of media you plan to use. You can add additional tables for board games, puzzles, worksheets, anything you think you might want to use during a unit.

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  1. I love this! Thank you so much for sharing it. I had been making lists of "extras" for each subject and/or lesson, but it wasn't very organized. This seems like a great way to plan ahead, but also to look back later on what has been accomplished.


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