A SPRINKLE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sticky Notes are fabulous - most of us use them every day. But, did you know that you can actually use your PRINTER to print things on the notes, too?! Check out this easy tutorial for how to make it happen!
Now, this same thing can be done using PowerPoint, but if you know anything about me, you already know that I will be using Google Slides instead! So, open a new Google Slides presentation in your Drive.
You'll need to change the slide size to accommodate the sticky notes. Go to File > Page Set Up. Then, select Custom and change the size of each slide to 7.5 x 7.5 inches. The slides should now appear to be a square rather than a rectangle.
Now, put whatever you would like to be on the sticky note on each slide. You can insert images, insert text & shapes - anything you want! For this example, so that all of my notes will be the same, I created a check list for problem solving to put on each student's desk. But remember, each slide does not have to be identical! Experiment and put something different on each slide! For example, put names, classroom jobs/chores, vocabulary, characters in a novel, site words - the sky is the limit!
If you do decide to put the same thing on each slide, once the original slide is complete, hover over it and right click. Then, select Duplicate Slide. Do this 5 times so that you have a total of 6 slides. If you are putting something different on each slide, add as many slides as you need.
Now you are ready to print! Go to File > Print settings and preview. Select Handout - 6 slides per page. You can print in landscape or portrait - either will work. Then, hit the print button!
Once it has printed, put a sticky note over each slide on the paper. The notes should line up with the squares on the paper almost perfectly. Then, put your new sticky-note-loaded paper in to the printer and print again! VIOLA! Printed sticky notes!
I have tried this method using generic sticky notes on both laser jet and inkjet printers with no issues. There are sticky notes that are used specifically for printers, so if you are nervous about jamming or damaging your printer, you might want to invest in those.
I am a teacher, Digital Learning Specialist, presenter, wife, mom, Google nerd, and life long learner. I am dedicated to finding and sharing easy, quick, and engaging resources for use in every classroom!