On this page, I’ll compile the various creative projects I work on during my personal time. If I feel like the project is worth sharing, I’ll add it to the list. If you use any of them, I’d love to hear from you about how they work out and/or if you experience any issues. Enjoy! *The images are links to the creations.*
Digital Academic Planner – Colorful
In May, I started experimenting with creating my own digital planner. Basically, it’s a hyperlinked PDF created in Keynote that functions when used in PDF annotator apps like Good Notes. I themed my June 2018 blog posts to be all about digital planner tips and resources, as academic planners begin in July. This planner is set up from July-June, has four blank sections for projects, and three blank sections for whatever you want to use them for. Here are the two blog posts I’ve posted that are all about customizing digital planners using Good Notes (one and two). Note: The PDF will work with other annotator apps, but I’m only familiar with Good Notes and therefore focused my instructions on that particular app. Use YouTube to find out more tips and tricks about this app and any others you might be more familiar with.
Digital Academic Planner – Grayscale
This planner is set up exactly like the one listed above. However, I used a grayscale design for the tabs in this planner, rather than the colorful tabs of the one above. It has a slightly more professional and gender-neutral look, in case that’s something you want from a digital planner. As mentioned above, here are my two blog posts about customizing a digital planner (one and two). Note: YouTube will be your best friend for finding out more tips and tricks about using Good Notes or any other annotator app you might use.
Digital Notebooks – Portrait and Landscape
I designed these three notebooks on Keynote, as I did with the academic planners above. Two of these notebooks (one and two) are in the standard portrait mode (looks like a regular piece of letter paper), while the third is in landscape mode (which makes it easier to type on if you are using a keyboard for your tablet/iPad). All three notebooks include six sections for notes, along with a couple FAQs pages and a blank page template (located immediately before the back cover page). I included only one blank page in between each section divider, but the FAQs pages include a description of how to add as many pages as you’d like between each divider. Each page has links in the bottom to make it easy to switch between sections. I also suggest reading my blog post about these notebooks.
Digital Planner (Jan-Dec) – Colorful
I’ve made some minor changes to my academic digital planner. The tabs in this one start in January rather than in August. I’ve also added some new template pages at the start of the planner so you have some options on what type of pages you use each month. Feel free to delete the current weekly pages for a page design that you prefer. Here’s my first post about digital planners, to help you learn about deleting and copy/pasting pages using Good Notes.
Trello Boards for Academics: A free collection of 8 Trello boards designed with academia in mind. Organize your teaching ideas, meal prep, publications in progress, and more. In the free Resource Library.
A simple digital notebook with 7 page templates built-in. There are 3 notebook sections to work with, as well. Note: The full course mentioned on the templates page is no longer available.