Executive Functioning & The Organization of Files and Folders
I teach high school video production in a Mac Lab. Many of my students are 9th graders who haven't really had to learn about hierarchical file structure yet. In fact, they don't know what a file cabinet is. Seems pretty normal.
I try to teach them about the connection between workflow and organization, and that their Premiere Pro project needs to follow the same path to the same-named files whenever you open it. They are moving their project folders back and forth between lab Macs and their PC laptops so they can work outside of class. Here's an example of how I present the concept of folder structure, using magnetic, laminated icons on a white board:
I'm still not seeing the results I want. Kids aren't grasping the concept. So, I'm wondering how other teachers teach this.
To make things possibly more complicated, some kids are using their Google drive to store everything on. It's great for sharing between Mac and PC, but is there a better practice?
Thanks for considering,