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!

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

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!

As a small token of appreciation, the first 100 teachers to post Teacher Notes will receive an Instructables gift! Be sure to show us how you used the project in your classroom with a photo and description to be eligible.

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a2nryan

Question 6 days ago on Step 3

Hi,
I'm trying to find the instructable that is highlighted above in the photo. The comment describes a Design Thinking Graphic Organizer, but I'm having a hard time finding it. Any chance it can be linked or you can share it? Looks like an interesting project I'd like to check out. Thanks!

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liquidhandwash

9 days 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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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 :)