My beast is going into Pre-AP biology next year and her future teacher gave her a summer “preparation” assignment to help get her biology mind right. One of the resources shared was a link to a short video on the interactive notebook that they be using in his class. It walked them through creating the tool that they would be using all year long. As I watched I noticed that there was a whole series available! As I watched all of them in fascination, my mind was spinning with all of its admin/classroom implications. I completely want to make these for my leadership team! What a great way to keep notes, track meetings, etc…basically keep all of our resources in one place!
Do you have PLC leaders? Team leaders? Both? What a fun way to help them stay organized! With back to school specials happenings all over right now, you could score these and have a BTS gift that helps them and makes your crafty heart happy, cheap!
In addition to the “construction of the notebooks” the videos talk you through adding pockets, a bookmark, and a tie to keep it all closed! Content possibilities here are endless. They could be for bell ringers, for labs, or even as a basic content specific portfolio! Adding pockets lets them keep up with handouts, but also ensures a “fun” way to keep them organized and involved in their learning. Never underestimate how a “fun” engaging an activity like this could be for your students. Decorating and creating a piece that they are excited about would hopefully make even dreary note taking a bit more fun!
- Interactive Notebooks- Intro video
- Interactive notebooks- Advanced construction
- Notebook Organizational tools
- Setting up your notebook for use