First Week Resources

Greetings K-12 educators!

To help you get started using Roadmaps with your students, the University of Michigan Center for Digital Curricula has created specific Roadmaps for “Day 1” and “Week 1”. Please, check them out!

Click here to watch a 12-minute video on how to use the “First Week” Roadmaps in your classes at the beginning of the semester. And please don’t overlook the Roadmap (and video!) to help parents understand Roadmaps! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for more info about the Roadmap for Parents.)

Teachers, to help introduce Roadmaps you can send an email to your students’ parents with the URL for the How to use Roadmaps video (https://youtu.be/3nylqjc8Dok) and the URL for the Roadmap for Parents (https://tinyurl.com/yyslv2zb).

Roadmaps works on Google Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. It also works with the latest version of Edge released in 2020, so make sure your computer is up-to-date. Also, for Roadmaps to work at school please whitelist these URLs: UMich.CDC URL Whitelist for Roadmaps Word Document.

 

 Start off by Giving Google Permissions 

When you first use any app on Roadmaps, you must give Google permissions. Use these scavenger-style maps as your first maps to have students give Google permissions in a fun way and to avoid doing it during lessons.

 UMCDC My first Roadmap (K – 2nd grade) 

When you first use any app on Roadmaps, you must give Google permissions. Use this U.S. flag scavenger-hunt map as your first map to have students give Google permissions in a fun way and to avoid doing it during lessons.

Either click on the picture or click here to view this Roadmap.

 UMCDC My first Roadmap (3rd grade and up) 

When you first use any app on Roadmaps, you must give Google permissions. Use this Michigan state flower scavenger-hunt map as your first map have students give Google permissions in a fun way and to avoid doing it during lessons.

Either click on the picture or click here to view the this Roadmap.

 

 App practice with Disney World 

Use these maps to allow students to practice the apps on Roadmaps in a fun and engaging way while exploring Disney World.

 UMCDC Can I visit Disney World? (K – 2nd grade

Practice the Roadmap apps as you visit Disney World! (For K to 2nd grade).

Either click on the picture or click here to view this Roadmap.

 UMCDC Can I visit Disney World? (3rd grade and up) 

Practice the Roadmap apps as you visit Disney World! (For 3rd grade and up).

Either click on the picture or click here to view the this Roadmap.

 

 First Day of School Roadmaps 

 UMCDC Our First Day Lessons 

This Roadmap is a template map for the first day of school with suggestions for activities.  This map should be customized to include your school resources and materials, as well as personalized to include your classroom information within the nodes. 

Either click on the picture or click here to view this Roadmap.

 UMCDC Starting Roadmap 

This Roadmap was created by one of our educators, Wendy Skinner, for the first day of her 3rd grade class.  It includes an interactive way for students’ to familiarize themselves with the classroom rules. 

Either click on the picture or click here to view the this Roadmap.

 

 First Week of School Roadmap 

 UMCDC Getting to know Roadmaps and getting to know our class (week 1 of school) 

This Roadmap includes ideas for activities for the first week of school to make connections between students while practicing the main apps in Collabrify Roadmaps. You can use this maps for individual practice of the apps or for collaborative activities for the whole class.

Either click on the picture or click here to view this Roadmap.

 

 Extra Resources: Map for Parents 

This map is to help parents learn about Roadmaps. Don’t forget to also send out the video about how to navigate a Roadmap along with the Parents Roadmap.

 How to Navigate a Roadmap Tutorial Video 

This video will help parents learn how to Navigate a Roadmap.  Make sure to send it out along with the Parents Roadmap. 

Here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/3nylqjc8Dok.

 UMCDC Explore a Roadmap! A Map for Parents 

This Mr. Bean map is to help parents learn about Roadmaps, so they can help their child at home with Roadmaps.

Either click on the picture or click here to view this Roadmap.

Here is the link to send out for the Roadmap for Parents (https://tinyurl.com/yyslv2zb).

 

 Extra Resources: Schedules 

For more lesson templates, check out the Schedules tab. Also, check out the Getting Started tab for more about how to begin with Roadmaps.

For further help, check out the Need Help? tab for FAQs and How-to-Videos to learn more about Roadmaps. Also, join our Facebook group to ask questions to your peers and see their experiences with Roadmaps.

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