Any suggestions how to update preprinted material?Hello all I want to amend some of my last year’s assignment and exam papers so I can use them again this year after making updates. Any...

Any suggestions how to update preprinted material?

Hello all I want to amend some of my last year’s assignment and exam papers so I can use them again this year after making updates. Any suggestions how to update preprinted material?

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I think this is actually a common question for teachers who have several assignments/worksheets in file folders and must always keep one to make future copies from.

I know it will sound tedius, but I always make the suggestion that you start from scratch and create everything using a computer program so that you can keep your "hard" copies electronically.

Despite the time commitment, I think you will be pleased in the long run.  This allows you to correct and change things, update assignments based on your students' immediate needs and interests, and keeps you current.  I've also found that when I revamp entire unit lessons from scratch, I automatically weed out the "busy work" and other generally use-less lessons.

If you have access to a scanner, it might help you, though often scanning photo-copies takes longer than simply re-creating them from scratch.  If you have any highly motivated students who are good with computers, perhaps you could also enlist help there.

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