How to Add Teacher Notes to an Instructable

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Introduction: How to Add Teacher Notes to an Instructable

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We recently added a new feature to instructables projects: Teacher Notes!

Teacher Notes can be added to any instructable to show how it was used in the classroom. Educators can upload photos, lesson plans, and other resources to demonstrate their favorite ways to bring hands-on learning to their students.

Teacher Notes appear between the into and first step, as you can see below.

Keep reading to learn how to use this feature!

Step 1: Set Your Occupation to "Teacher"

In order to access Teacher Notes, you'll need to make sure your occupation is set to Teacher. Head to your profile and click the "Edit Profile" button.

Once the box pops up, select the grades you teach and save your updates.

Step 2: Write a Teacher Note!

Head to the instructable you'd like to leave a note on and scroll down. Right above Step 1, you'll see the Teacher Note button.

Click there and you can begin your Note!

The Teacher Notes form allows you to add which grade(s) and subject(s) you taught when using the project.

We hope you'll describe how you brought the project into the classroom and include photos! You're also able to attach or link to any lesson plan PDFs or DOCs, graphic organizers, or other classroom materials you created to support your students with the project. Click "Post" to submit your Teacher Note.

Want to see examples of Teacher Notes? Check out these instructables:

Step 3: Sharing Is Caring

Like this feature? Share it with other educators who you think would love it too!

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6 Discussions

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МаксимЧ6
МаксимЧ6

Question 11 months ago

Hello! Can I add teacher notes to my own instructions?

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jacobsbr
jacobsbr

1 year ago

Instructables has been used for many of the projects we complete in our labs. Students are able to use it as a simple technical instruction manual of sorts. We also have used it for students in their capstone project, "Robot Games", as an ePortfolio tool. This actually make is quicker for the instructors to get a rubric filled out for a grade as everything is shown quickly. Students have also taken their own time to enter contests and take on projects they might not have otherwise. Thank you to all at Instructables for the awesomeness of your website!!!

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WeTeachThemSTEM
WeTeachThemSTEM

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks for sharing this Teacher Note and explaining some of the different ways you incorporate Instructables in your classroom. Robot Games sounds like an exciting project for your students. :D

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liquidhandwash
liquidhandwash

1 year ago

Thats a great idea, but do I have any control over what gets put on the teacher notes? for example can I delete spam or silly comments from notes put on my instructable? Some students will see the "Teacher Notes" as an opportunity for mischeif.

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ruggedbronze
ruggedbronze

Reply 1 year ago

That's a fair question. I'm curious to know the answer as well.

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 1 year ago

Currently, we are approving every Teacher Note that comes in, so that isn't something you need to worry about as we'll be watching for all spam or non-teacher note topics when they post :)