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Interactive Notebooks


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Interactive Notebooks

  1. 1. Your New Best Friend!! The Science Interactive Notebook
  2. 2. WHY
  3. 3. Interactive Science Notebook( INB) Guidelines Your SCIENCE INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK will increase your understanding of science by: <ul><li>using writing as a process for discovery and synthesis of inquiry. </li></ul><ul><li>modeling many enduring functions of scientists – recording information, data, and experimental diagrams. </li></ul><ul><li>improving your ability to organize ideas and information to provide a study reference for each unit, as well as a resource to consult for review for tests, and even in high school as you sequence into Chemistry, Ecology, Earth Science and Physics </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrating to your teacher and parents your developing organizational skills, understanding of science concepts and ability to express thoughts and feelings in a variety of ways </li></ul><ul><li>deepening the science skills acquired in prior years by application to 6TH grade Science </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Interactive student notebook is an effective teaching strategy because it turns student notebooks into meaningful and personalized records of learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Think as a scientist… record as a scientist… and reflect as a scientist! </li></ul><ul><li>RATIONALE: </li></ul><ul><li>Development of organizational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Development of critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for students to express their understanding of the material creatively </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why are we using science notebooks? <ul><li>Record data </li></ul><ul><li>To study for tests </li></ul><ul><li>Record progress </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with others… </li></ul>Notebooks help us learn!
  6. 6. HOW
  7. 7. Required: <ul><li>An 8 ½ x 11-inch Mead 5-Star spiral notebook of at least 100 pages and 3 subjects (or a similar generic brand with the above criteria. Please DO NOT RIP OUT ANY PAGES; you will need all of them!) This spiral will be kept in the classroom, so it can’t be used for other subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts and other teacher provided pages may be glued or clear taped in place so that both sides of each sheet are visible at all times. Please NO staples. It is important for your child to have their own glue stick at all times. Only certain pages will be glued in and the teacher will instruct the student of which ones. </li></ul><ul><li>Organized in the same manner : right side for input (lecture notes, labs) and the left side for output (drawings, reflections, worksheets). Each student should have the same things on each page of the notebook. (See Figure 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Pages should be numbered consecutively with L and R used for each number; each page titled and dated. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>A running list of the work completed in the INB will be kept on the front dry-erase board in the classroom. The list will start over after each check of the notebook. </li></ul><ul><li>This Handout Guide will be glued into the front of the notebook and must remain there the entire year. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be collection of notebooks at the end of each unit (when we take a test) . Grades will be assigned based on the completion of assignments in the INB. The total point value will vary, based on the number of assignments. Also, the value of each assignment will go up throughout the year (as they should get better at this process as the year goes along). </li></ul><ul><li>Periodic Science Notebook Lunch Session on Wednesdays will be held for students wishing to work on updating or completion of activities. This is particularly valuable if there has been an absence. Staying current with all entries is vital to your success this year in science. Dates will be announced at least 2 days in advance. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>If the student is absent , it is there responsibility to copy missed notes into their INB and be sure that they do the proper reflection for that assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>For videos, students will be given a worksheet titled “ Video Response .” This sheet should be glued in the front of their INB and kept there throughout the entire year. Anytime we watch a video, the students will follow the instructions on the video response page for their reflection. If a student is absent for a video, the student must write down 10 facts on the main topic of the movie and do a reflection of their choice, since they cannot make-up the video. </li></ul><ul><li>If for some reason your child looses their INB or has to get a new one due to wear and tear, they must see the teacher to get the handouts that should be glued in their INB. Please try to replace their INB after we check so they can start with a new section. Also, keep the old INB at home so the student can use it to review for TCAP’s and the end of course test . Lost INB’s will receive a grade of O unless replaced and work is redone. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How will my notebook be graded? <ul><li>Notebooks are collected and graded at the end of each unit or when we take a test. Notebooks will be graded on Visual appearance, organization, quality, and completeness. (Please see Figure 2) An important part of your notebook is its visual appearance. Your notebook should be neat! Your artistic touch should be visible throughout. Note: Grading is all or nothing. If you only partially complete an assignment, you are given no credit. The entire reflection and notes should be complete to receive credit! No color means no credit! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Grading Rubric Student Evaluation Teacher Evaluation <ul><li>Visual Appearance/ </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Table of Contents completed correctly </li></ul><ul><li>Work is Neat and Organized </li></ul><ul><li>Headings, Dates and page numbers on all pages </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Use of Color & diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>Quality and Completeness </li></ul><ul><li>Notes and right-side work is complete and of high quality. </li></ul><ul><li>Left-side work is complete and shows processing of the work done on the right side. </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of following instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Includes graphic representations of thought. </li></ul><ul><li>No missing work (even if you were absent) </li></ul>
  12. 12. What do I do if I am absent? <ul><li>If you are absent, it is your responsibility to obtain the assignments from a homework partner or the instructor. Find a buddy from this class and exchange phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses so that you can help each other stay current! There will be periodic Science Notebook Lunch Session on Wednesdays will be held for students wishing to work on updating or completion of activities. Staying current with all entries is vital to your success this year in science. Dates will be announced at least 2 days in advance. </li></ul>
  13. 13. SET-UP
  14. 14. Science Notebook Supplies glue sticks pens & pencils scissors colored pencils NO MARKERS!
  15. 15. <ul><li>What goes on the LEFT side? </li></ul><ul><li>OUTPUT goes on the left side! </li></ul><ul><li>Every left side page gets used! Page Number with L, date </li></ul><ul><li>Always use color and organize information… It helps the brain learn (at least 5 colors should be used on one response page) </li></ul><ul><li>All responses should be in color pencils or pens (no markers, highlighters, or regular pencil </li></ul><ul><li>What goes on the RIGHT side? </li></ul><ul><li>INPUT goes on the right side! </li></ul><ul><li>Always write the date on each page. </li></ul><ul><li>Always Title each assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>Always number each page consecutively with R or L. </li></ul><ul><li>If you run out of room on the right page, don’t go to the back, but turn over to the next right page. </li></ul><ul><li>Your notes should be written in pencil. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>What could go on the left side? </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming Mind maps </li></ul><ul><li>Concept maps Venn diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures Drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Diagrams Writing prompts </li></ul><ul><li>Flow charts Poems </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Songs </li></ul><ul><li>Worksheets Self reflections </li></ul><ul><li>Labs Quizzes, tests </li></ul><ul><li>Mnemonic device Visual illustration </li></ul><ul><li>Vocab. Cartoons Charts & graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Write a newspaper article about notes </li></ul><ul><li>Write a letter or postcard from a famous scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Class work or teamwork activities </li></ul><ul><li>No staples, only glue or clear tape </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines: </li></ul><ul><li>The left/right pages have the same number but an L or R designation following the page number (i.e.; 14L and 14R ) </li></ul><ul><li>The right spiral page is for writing down information you are given in class (INPUT) </li></ul><ul><li>When the teacher lectures, you take notes on the right side. </li></ul><ul><li>When you take book notes or video notes they ALWAYS go on the right side. </li></ul><ul><li>Lab activities go on the right side. </li></ul><ul><li>Any other type of INPUT you get in class </li></ul><ul><li>No staples, only glue or clear tape </li></ul>
  17. 17. Notebook Set-Up <ul><li>Identify yourself on Front Cover </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number bottom corner of pages L 1 -L50, R1-R50 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handouts are glued into the beginning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Response is glued in </li></ul></ul><ul><li>See examples on following slides </li></ul>
  18. 18. Step 1: <ul><li>Starting with the first page after the table of contents, number the first 50 pages, beginning with L1-R1, L2-R2, etc. Numbers should be small and at the bottom outside corner of every page. </li></ul>11 R1 L2 R2 L1
  19. 19. What does an INPUT page and an OUTPUT page look like you ask???????
  20. 20. Example INPUT (notes from teacher) OUTPUT (your interpretation)
  21. 24. Example of Video Response
  22. 26. Graphic Organizers in the INB
  23. 27. What are graphic organizers? <ul><li>Graphic organizers are one way for visual thinkers to arrange their ideas. There are unlimited ways to express these visual ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic organizers have many names including visual maps, mind mapping, and visual organizers. </li></ul><ul><li>Although many students plan with paper and pencil, technology tools can be very helpful because they allow easy editing.   </li></ul>
  24. 28. Why use graphic organizers? Organizers are a way to encourage students to think about information. With graphic organizers, you remove the words and focus on the connections.
  25. 29. <ul><li>Graphic organizers can be used as a nice planning tool from information identification to product development. Finally, they are great for visual thinkers or those that need to practice their visual thinking. </li></ul>
  26. 30. Examples of Graphic organizers Fishbone
  27. 31. How the fishbone might be used
  28. 32. Venn Diagram different different Alike
  29. 33. T-Chart
  30. 34. 7-Circle Diagram
  31. 35. Wheel Diagram
  32. 36. TicTac Toe
  33. 37. Tree Diagram
  34. 38. Graphic Organizers <ul><li>There are 10 organizers posted on the back cabinets of the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>At times, you may choose freely from one of these or I will direct you to do a specific one. </li></ul><ul><li>These are all acceptable organizers. </li></ul>
  35. 39. G.O. Display on Wall
  36. 40. Storage Ideas <ul><li>The next few slides show how we store our INBs in the Classroom. </li></ul>
  37. 41. LARGE Laundry Baskets
  38. 42. Stackable Storage Cubes
  39. 43. More Stackable Storage Cubes
  40. 44. Students Using INBs in The Classroom