“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” – Japanese Proverb
Setting goals keeps you focused and ties learning to a real-world purpose and mission. Accomplishing goals isn’t such an easy task for everyone, especially students. One of the goals in my book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching, is for teachers and students to create vision boards to help them accomplish goals they set. Vision boards are basically collages of inspirational people, quotes, and visuals representing personal goals. Extremely successful people swear by them. Below is an example vision board created by one of my students using Buncee. Click here for several more student created vision boards. This is a free Buncee template I created for any teacher or student to copy and edit as they wish! Recently, I tied the Digital Vision Boards to also the One Word Project. See this post with a template and examples. This is the free Buncee template for the One Word Vision Boards. See some studen examples below. Students are asked to establish academic goals, personal goals, and ultimate life goals. Below, are a list of additional free web tools and apps for creating vision boards with a few examples.
If you like these ideas, take one of my courses or check out my books. Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com!
Student One Word Vision Boards
- Buncee– educational web tool and iOS app where students add digital content (free images, audio clips, YouTube video, videos, voice recordings, stickers, etc.) to a board to create presentations, collages, posters, and so forth.
- Google Slides and Google Draw are other options. You could easily use this Buncee template in Google Slides.
- Padlet and LinoIt are other ways to create a vision board or set goals with learners. Check out this example of my class goals here and an inspiration board here!
- Pinterest– free and popular curation web tool, iOS/Android app, and bookmarklet to easily pin inspiring posts, documents, videos, and images to a board.
- Canva– web tool and iPad app with a free library of stock images, stickers, and graphics.
- EduGlogster– web tool and app that allows students to combine their own images, graphics, audio, video and text to create a multimedia scrapbook.
- Smore– web tool to create digital flyers with videos, icons, and images. Some teachers have used this web tool to create infographics.
- Pic-Collage– iOS/Android app for creating visual collages that can include video. Also, find a library of stickers, frames, and templates.
- VisionBoard.cc– Chrome extension to create a vision board and set it as a homepage.
Challenge: Start the school year right by getting students to create vision boards.
Sign up for my new In-Service / Graduate Fully Accredited online courses, Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development, and Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.