Digital stickers can be a powerful motivator. Check out these tips and tricks for grading digital assignments.

## Getting Started with Digital Stickers

The moment I started giving digital stickers, I noticed an excitement in the air. Fifth graders buzzed. “She’s looking at my slide.” “She’s looking at mine, too.” “Oh, I got a high five sticker!” “Me, too!”

The giddiness in the air would have made you think this was a group of kindergarteners getting stickers for the first time. The smiles and joy were palpable. I thought it would die off, but it hasn’t. They are still just as excited as they were the first day. In fact, I’ve had to set up some basic expectations: Be patient with your teacher. It may take a few minutes for her to give you a sticker after your page is done. Instead of yelling with excitement, try whispering to a partner or sending your, “Thank you, Mrs. Hutchens!” via chat. These are great problems to have.

## What are Digital Stickers?

Digital Stickers are honestly whatever you want them to be. I started out copy / pasting a yellow star onto slides that were correct. Eventually I moved on to memes and Bitmojis.

Bitmoji can be added as a chrome extension. Just be careful, there are some that are not school appropriate. Creating a Google Slide with your favorite Bitmojis or memes can save time.

When you want to use the digital stickers, just open a tab and copy paste them onto assignments.

Having many tabs open, allows you to quickly go through and paste digital stickers onto correct slides.

Another option is to open the answer key and assignment in a split screen. If you paste digital stickers into your answer key, you can copy paste them from there.

## What About Wrong Answers?

When a slide isn’t ready for a digital sticker, comments can be the perfect way to let the students know what they need to fix.

Before you type a comment, click on the section with the error. When the students clicks the comment, it will highlight the mistake.

Teach students to look for a little gray speech bubble in their side bar so they notice your comments.

When grading math slides, you may not want to take the time to write comments. A quick way to draw the students attention is to highlight the mistake in red. The red stands out in the side bar and makes it easy for the students to see slides that need attention.

## Where are the Resources in the Pictures?

All of these pictures are from resources I made and used with my K-6 Intervention Students. Click the covers below to look at the resources in my TPT store.

## Check out All My Google Resources

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```# Educational Resources for the Google Classroom

Want to get started using digital resources? If your kids can log into Google, you are ready to get started (even if you don't have access to Google Classroom).

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How do you help students develop a growth mindset? Give them the opportunity to set goals, track their data growth, and reflect. This paperless customizable technology resource gives your students a digital journal to use year round. The three main sections of this interactive journal are Goal Setting, Data Tracking, and Reflection. Goal Setting

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Want to get started using digital resources in your classroom? Help your students gain the background technology skills they need to learn and complete online assignments. Students work to earn their "Google Driver's License". Students will learn and practice over 80 skills with step by step instructions, screenshots, and tutorial gifs (short moving pictures).

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Students will practice writing complete sentences by restating the question. This interactive digital resource in Google Slides drag words from the question to create answers. Then students type their own answer stems. Two versions are available for differentiation.

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Digital compare and contrast graphic organizers take students through the process of writing a compare and contrast parcagraph. Compare and contrast characters, settings, and events using piece of literature. My students loved filling out the Venn Diagrams and writing their

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Digital graphic organizers take students through the process of writing dialogue. Students learn to use correct capitalization and punctuation with several opportunities to apply the use of quotation marks during creative writing activities. My students loved creating fun conversations.

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Improve memorization and help students multiply fluently with this digital Google Slides Resource by focusing on repeated addition and other multiplication strategies. Fun, self paced, differentiated multiplication practice motivates students to pass each assessment.

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This digital interactive math resource for your Google classroom helps your students learn to multiply multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm. There are four levels: Two Digit by One Digit Multiplication, Three Digit by One Digit Multiplication, Two Digit by Two Digit Multiplication, and Three Digit by Two Digit Multiplication.

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PEMDAS is a common acronym for the Order of Operations. This digital resource for the Google classroom, is scaffolded to encourage independent learning. Students practice progressively more challenging order of operations problems including Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, parentheses and exponents.

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Students write a correct complete informational paragraph while responding to picture prompts. This digital resource in Google Slides guides students through the writing process while they look at full color photographs. This resource contains: *a teacher

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Digital interactive lesson and practice for Dividing Decimals. Based on my Dividing Decimals Powerpoint, this interactive Google Slides resource

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5 strategies for comparing fractions are covered in this digital Google Slides resource. Compare Fractions Using Models Compare Fractions with a Common Denominator

Compare Fractions with a Common Numerator

Compare Fractions using Half as a Benchmark

Compare Fractions that are One Away from the Whole

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Digital interactive lesson and practice for Simplifying Fractions. This interactive Google Slides resource allows students to work at their own pace. Simplify Fractions with Prime Factorization, Greatest Common Denominator, and Mental Division.

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Digital graphic organizers take students through the process of writing an opinion paragraph. Opinion Writing Prompts and Opinion Writing Graphic Organizers are organized into 5 Google Slide Decks. One deck has a blank for the prompt so you can edit the prompt to be anything you'd like.

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Digital interactive lesson and practice for Adding Fractions with Different Denominators. This interactive Google Slides resource lets students work at their own pace. Students review adding simple fractions and then move step by step into adding fractions with different denominators.

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Help students understand the three variables in elapsed time: missing start time, missing stop time, and time that's passed. This helps students understand how to tackle elapsed time word problems. First, students practice figuring out how many hours have passed using a number

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Use ratios to solve real world math problems with this digital Google Slides resource which contains digital task cards. Students find the discounted price of an item given the original price and a percent off. Students also find the percentage saved when purchasing an item at a discounted price.

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Bell ringer with a positive quote for students to respond to. This digital resource in Google Slides allows students to choose a prewrite template to fit their response to a quote a day. Students write a paragraph in response to a quote each day. Great Bellringer /

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Are your students fluent in addition facts? Students will add within 5, add within 10, make ten, and add within 20 using several strategies in Google Slides. Animated directions allow students to work independently on Part Part Whole, Number Lines, Turn Around Facts, Ten Frames, Twenty Frames and more.

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Students write a complete sentence correctly while responding to picture prompts. This digital resource in Google Slides lets students look at full color photographs while responding. After you've introduced the activity, this could become a bell ringer!

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5 strategies for finding equivalent fractions are covered in this digital Google Slides resource. After reviewing fraction vocabulary, students will recognize and generate equivalent fractions using fraction bars, fraction tiles, fraction number lines, and multiplication.

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This 3 resource Dividing Fractions bundle contains Dividing Whole Numbers by Fractions, Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers, and Dividing Fractions by Fractions. Each skill starts with visual representations and then leads students to discover why the strategy of multiplying by the reciprocal is effective.

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Thinking about New Years Resolutions? This digital resource will help your students understand the difference between a resolution and goal. Students will set a personal goal and an academic goal and make a resolution for each that will help them achieve their

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Looking for a Valentine's Day Activity? This digital resource in Google Slides allows create digital valentines. Students plan and write a letter. DIgital Gifs guide them through the process of creating digital Valentine's Day Cards. They use provided Valentine's backgrounds and layers to start their

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This digital interactive math resource for your Google classroom helps your students learn to multiply multi-digit numbers using the area model (also known as box method) and Partial Product Algorithm. There are four levels: Two Digit by One Digit Multiplication, Three Digit by One Digit Multiplication, Two Digit by Two Digit Multiplication, and Three Digit by Two Digit Multiplication.

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With this bell ringer, your students can respond to a quote by famous African Americans for Black History Month. This digital resource in Google Slides allows students to choose a prewrite template to fit their response to a quote each day. Students write a paragraph in response to each quote.

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Becky Brudwick says

Very cool idea!!! Are all of your slides made with Google Slides? I am excited to try this out!

Mercedes Hutchens says

Hi Becky, The student downloads are in Google Slides. I actually make a lot in PowerPoint because I have access to all my fonts there. 🙂

Anissa says

Becky, this post made me so happy! I love BitMoji on my Apple keyboards and now I have them on my Chrome browser too. Using them with students is brilliant, thanks so much for sharing this awesome idea and all the rest of your blog posts too! Can I have your permission to use your post in teacher training sessions and of course point others to your blog to give you credit in my presentations?

Mercedes Hutchens says

You are welcome to link to any post from my blog. 🙂 -Mercedes

Janis says

Love this idea! I can’t wait to use my first digital sticker!

Brittany says

Is there a way to “lock” item in google slides so that students do now move them around?

Mercedes Hutchens says

The only real way to lock something in Google Slides is to have it set as the background picture. Most of my resources have the bulk of the images in the background which doesn’t move around. Then the part they move and type into is all that is clickable.

Renee Birchfield says

Any tips on how to make these your slides? I have not worked with Google slides enough to really make fun interactive presentations. I saw above that you make yours in Powerpoint, so do you then just save it as a slide in drive and then assign it to your students?

I think this would be a much more fun independent practice then I have been doing.

Mercedes Hutchens says

Hi Renee,

Anything I don’t want the kids to be able to move, I save as a picture and insert it into the background. Hope that helps. 🙂

Mercedes

Cristina Langley says

Are you selling or sharing your google slides of memes for grading? I would to have it.

Mercedes Hutchens says

I can’t sell or share them because I don’t own the rights to them. Sorry. Bitmoji is free and you can google memes for lots of free ones. 😉

Julie says

I tried this after seeing your post. Google docs wouldn’t let me put the sticker in a comment only in the doc, which my kids would have to go back and delete before printing. Thoughts? Have you been able to put in the comments?

Mercedes Hutchens says

As far as I know, Google doesn’t allow images in the comments. We don’t always print our work, but when we do, my students like having a sticker on it. In Google Slides you can paste the sticker off screen where it won’t print but that isn’t an option in Google Docs.