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MSP2 Interactive Notebooks
MSP2 Interactive Notebooks
MSP2 Interactive Notebooks
MSP2 Interactive Notebooks
MSP2 Interactive Notebooks
MSP2 Interactive Notebooks
MSP2 Interactive Notebooks
MSP2 Interactive Notebooks
MSP2 Interactive Notebooks
MSP2 Interactive Notebooks
MSP2 Interactive Notebooks
MSP2 Interactive Notebooks
MSP2 Interactive Notebooks
MSP2 Interactive Notebooks
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MSP2 Interactive Notebooks

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This was a presentation I used in Elluminate for a July 2009 Tech Talk through the Middle School Portal

This was a presentation I used in Elluminate for a July 2009 Tech Talk through the Middle School Portal

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  • 1. Interactive Notebooks Todd Williamson
  • 2. What are Interactive Notebooks? <ul><li>A method for organizing student work </li></ul><ul><li>Help generate creative understanding of classroom topics </li></ul><ul><li>Allow for student choice </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students to make connections </li></ul><ul><li>Help maintain a portfolio of yearly work </li></ul><ul><li>A student-created textbook personalized to learning styles </li></ul>
  • 3. The Basics <ul><li>Notebook activities are completed on a two page spread </li></ul><ul><li>One side is teacher material, the other side is student processing </li></ul><ul><li>Students are given a list of processing activities to start the year </li></ul><ul><li>Self-selected processing </li></ul>
  • 4. Two Major Styles <ul><li>Hook, Line, Sinker </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated section for introductory activities (Hooks) </li></ul><ul><li>Full pages for teacher notes/handouts (Lines) and student work (Sinkers) </li></ul><ul><li>In, Through, Out </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction and processing occur on the same page </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher work on the Through Page </li></ul><ul><li>Allows comparison of thinking before/after lesson </li></ul>
  • 5. In, Through, Out Example
  • 6. What You’ll Need <ul><li>Notebook – can be a binder or a 3 to 5 subject notebook </li></ul><ul><li>Colored Pencils – markers bleed through </li></ul><ul><li>Glue – handouts are glued in so they can’t “fall out”, glue sticks or bottles </li></ul><ul><li>Highlighters – to encourage review of notes </li></ul><ul><li>Activities List </li></ul>
  • 7. Common Activities (Right Side) <ul><li>Teacher/Book Notes…bullet, Cornell, concept map, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Title Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-reading activities </li></ul><ul><li>Articles for summarization/extension </li></ul>
  • 8. Sinker Activities <ul><li>These are the typical activities you would use throughout the year </li></ul><ul><li>Rather than being assigned a particular activity, students select from a list of 20 to 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Early on, assigning can help build a collection of examples </li></ul>
  • 9. Sinker Activities <ul><li>Comic Strips/Illustrated Timelines </li></ul><ul><li>Current Event summaries </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Mnemonic Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Haiku </li></ul><ul><li>Song Lyrics </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisements/Magazine Covers </li></ul>
  • 10. Sinker Activities <ul><li>Hero/Wanted Posters </li></ul><ul><li>Sensory Figures </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Charts/Graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Lab Write-ups </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal, Visual, Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Section Review Questions </li></ul>
  • 11. Challenges <ul><li>Set-up – overcome with time and planning </li></ul><ul><li>Choice – students often don’t know how to choose “right” activity </li></ul><ul><li>Absent students – easiest challenge </li></ul><ul><li>New Students…second biggest challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Grading – biggest challenge </li></ul>
  • 12. Missing Work? <ul><li>Triads – Thanks to Theresa Hinkle </li></ul><ul><li>Two partners in case someone is absent </li></ul><ul><li>Absent Student Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for their absent partners…handouts, class notes upon return, Hooks, etc </li></ul>
  • 13. Grading <ul><li>100 notebooks are a challenge to grade </li></ul><ul><li>Collected by homeroom (smaller groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated approx. 7 days just to grading </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback comments were personalized and time-consuming </li></ul>
  • 14. Grading <ul><li>Lots of Rubrics out there </li></ul><ul><li>Many are not standards-based </li></ul><ul><li>TOC, Color, Organization, Completion…are these things in your state Standards? Should they be graded? </li></ul><ul><li>Open-notebook test, use the notebook as a “toolbox” </li></ul>
  • 15. Additional Resources <ul><li>http://www.sharetabs.com/?ians </li></ul>
  • 16. Contact Me <ul><li>Twitter: @twilliamson15 </li></ul><ul><li>Or through my page at either MSP2 or LearnCentral.org </li></ul>

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