11 September 2013

Interactive Notebooks Anyone???

I keep reading about interactive notebooks that different bloggers are using.   And I get that student somehow interacts with it and takes the notebook and decorates it to make it fit their own personality, but what do you actually put inside the notebook?   I know that this is probably a silly question, but I keep reading just bits and pieces about interactive notebooks.  So, I guess what I am asking is what exactly is an interactive notebook???

Do you just write in it or do you glue in foldables or other charts that go with that particular subject?   I asked a few coworkers today if they have heard of this type of notebook, but no one seems to know what I am talking about.  

If you use an interactive notebook, I would love for you to leave me a post telling me how you use it, what you put in it, or any other tips.   I really like what I have learned so far about them, but not to sure of all the details/things that go inside the notebook.  What makes an interactive notebook so different?  Is it like a learning log {I have a math journal notebook, but we call it a learning log}? Please let me know.  I can't wait to hear your responses.  

5 comments:

  1. Hi Jaime! I use "interactive notebooks" too but I call mine resource journals in LA and math notebooks for math instruction. Here is a link to an entry I posted a while back explaining how I use mine. :) http://adventureswithmrsrossi.blogspot.com/2013/04/come-be-fly-on-my-wall.html

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    1. I checked out your post. I have a math learning log notebook that we use similar to what you are doing. We work out a problems, make charts, and glue strategies and math vocab. in it. My reading notebook I use totally different than you do. We keep just our reading vocab. and work pertaining to vocab. and our story in it. But I like how you are using yours as a more active note taking notebook. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to find out how others are using their interactive notebooks.

      Jamie

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  2. Until recently, I thought that Interactive Notebooks involved 2 people (making them "interactive") and that students turned theirs into the teacher and the teacher would respond to their work directly in the student notebook. It seems that the term has loosened up a bit though? I'll be following this post to see what others have to say! Great question!

    Teaching in the Tongass

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  3. Hey there! I feel like the basics behind interactive notebooks are that: 1. They are student owned (meaning students really take ownership of these notebooks and are accountable for the work inside 2. They are platforms for dialogue between the teacher and the student (I would write notes in my students' notebooks, answer questions or ask them and take grades on their work) 3. A record of their learning, just like a journal/memory book, they are a tool that can be easily used for review and refreshing ideas learned in previous weeks or months....I do not think the whole notebook should be worksheets pasted inside. Sometimes these pages are useful as resources of course, but the interactive notebook should be much more than that. I hope I answered your question!

    Dixie
    Teachin' Little Texans

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    1. Thanks so much! It is just that I kept hearing about it, but wasn't sure how it was any different than a regular reading, math, or journal notebook. I appreciate you stopping by!

      Jamie

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