Spiral-bound books. I love them. While I do love the e-version of many things, there is just something about having a paper, bound copy of a book that is very satisfying and desirable to me. Here is why:
- As a teacher, I need to be organized. That means having things color-coded and easily accessible. Having all my 5th Grade Common Core Math Packets together in one place makes my life easier. When I need to revisit polygon classification, for example, I simply grab my CC Geometry spiral bound book off the shelf and use it to find some quick problems for my students to solve.
- Everything is in one place. This means mastery lists, worksheets, assessments, and answer keys are all together in a way that makes sense.
- Common planning time is easier. When I need to meet with the other 5th grade teacher in my building and plan a course of action, it’s so convenient to open the book and show him right there what I would like to do.
- It’s faster. I’ll admit it. I do like technology, but I am not the fastest person on my laptop or iphone. I’m just not. I can flip to the exact page I want in a book 10 times faster than I can turn on my laptop, open my files, find the right file, and then find the page I want. Call me a dinosaur; it’s ok…I can handle it.
- I can see the whole page. It is so nice to be able to open to the page I am looking for and see the whole thing with one glance. There is no scrolling up or down or side to side. I don’t have to maximize or minimize. It’s all right there and I can see how it will look when I copy it.
- Copying pages for my class is simple. Just open to the page you want, place it on the copier and push the button. It’s fairly elementary, but it’s nice not to have to save the file onto a flash drive or find the file first before sending to the printer.
- It is computer-crash resistant. If you’ve ever had your laptop or drive crash, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t have everything saved on a back-up (many people don’t), you are somewhat out of luck. This happened to me a little over a year ago. I was able to recover a tiny portion of my files, but the rest were lost to the world. No expert in the world can save you. Having a hard, spiral-bound copy of your work is a life-saver.
If you have ever thought about creating spiral bound versions of your work, why not consider letting Appletastic Learning (that’s us!) do the work for you? We’ve had some great feedback from some teacher-bloggers regarding our services:
Kelly’s Classroom Online said “The people at Appletastic Learning made the process of getting something printed incredibly easy. Everything was handled online; there was no need to go to someone’s office or studio. I simply emailed my product to them in PDF format and a few days later a hard copy arrived in my mailbox. Love it!” Take a look at her finished product:
Susan from The ESL Connection remarked, “When I saw my C is for China book, I was absolutely thrilled! The front and back covers look gorgeous because they are printed on laminated cardstock paper. The pages inside, despite being printed in black-and-white from color images, look great, too. It’s good to know that the product can be printed either way and it’ll come out fine regardless. Every time I look at the book, I just want to go out and share it with students; I’m that pleased with it.”
Personally, I love the spiral-bound versions of my Common Core Math Packets. They are not only convenient, but also bright and cheery!
At Appletastic, each finished spiral-bound product includes:
- Full-color covers
- Laminated, durable front and back covers
- 20-lb. paper
- Premium coil binding
Our prices are very competitive, and there are no hidden handling fees. You pay only the cost of shipping. We offer discounts for larger orders, starting with 10% off an order of 10-19 booklets!
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