Recently I put on my gumshoe hat and did a bit of investigating. Okay, basically I did some online browsing. (My inner desire to be a private investigator is surfacing!) Let me say right up front, as a teacher, I didn’t use interactive notebooks with my students. I wish I had!
If you’re not familiar with this teaching tool, check out Jaime’s post. I love the interactive aspect of the notebooks. There’s writing, there’s cutting and gluing, there’s drawing—always in a way that results in a better understanding of the skill at hand. And all this learning is evidenced in a notebook! Seems to me that an interactive notebook is a bit like a subject specific student portfolio. I really like this aspect of the notebook as well!
Are interactive notebooks a teaching tool you use? If you answer yes, let us know how it’s going. If you answer no, let us know how we might help you get started!
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