Collaborative Team Recipe “Book”

Today we held our first “Coffee & Check-In” with our school team. I got this great idea from one of my principal Facebook groups. In the 30 minutes we took to catch up with one another, we discovered a few things about one another like the fact that one teacher had tried her first Facebook Live “Pajama Read Aloud” with her students, another recorded her first Read Aloud using a cool green screen background, another used her YouTube channel to share fun challenges for her students, and yet another stepped out of her comfort zone and used Flipgrid to record a cooking video to encourage her students to make the easy recipes at home. That triggered an idea!

Now that we are in #Quarantine2020, we are cooking a lot more at home. If you are anything like me, I run out of meal ideas real quick. I asked my staff what they thought about starting a Team Recipe Book and they really liked the idea. We have some pretty amazing cooks on our staff so I knew they would have lots of amazing recipes to share.

As a result, using Google Slides, I created a recipe “book” for our school team. We are going to add our favorite recipes (i.e., main dishes, side dishes, desserts, drinks, etc.) for all to benefit from. All we have to do is find an empty slide and add our recipe details. The best part is that this will become a “living” digital book that we can continue to add to over the years! All we have to do is keep duplicating blank slides.

I can’t wait to try the many recipes my team shares! If you would like to try this with your teams, click HERE and make a copy of the Google Slide template we are using. It’s nothing fancy, but it will do the trick. Feel free to use, share, modify, etc. I’m sure your team would love this too! Happy cooking, friends!

~Jessica

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