Over the last handful of years, I have created numerous presentations that I use in my classroom to share information for my Geography classes. I know that I need to model appropriate citation practices for my students by citing the sources of the bazillion images that I have snipped from Google, but my first thought was, "UGH!! I have so much time already invested in creating these docs." Then when I step back from that initial gut reaction, I know that it is the best thing for my kids. Plus, I get the chance to "refresh" those presentations and fix all the bugs that I never got around to doing before. I just have to keep those last two thoughts in mind and not worry about the "time investment."
**Sidenote: I explored some of John Spencer's website (great resources!) and one of the posts was a comment about throwing away your lessons every year and starting over with your new group of kids. A daunting idea, but it makes good sense, and reinforces my need to not only recreate my presentations to model correct citations and usage, but also to better customize for each class of kiddos. Thanks, John.