Friday, June 29, 2018

Interactive Notebooking-Yes or No?



Classroom Management: Using Interactive Notebooks

7 Reasons to Use Interactive Notebooks


LOGISTICS OF INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS

These next two posts are one day apart, I'm guessing to be 'fair and balanced.'

10 Reasons Not to Use Interactive Notebooks



10 Reasons to Use Interactive Notebooks


TOP 5 REASONS THAT YOUR CLASS SHOULD BE USING INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS



Marzano, Pickering, and Pollack (2001) have contended, as have others, that to foster higher-order thinking, instructional activities must call on learners to restructure their prior knowledge and link it to new information. A crucial aspect of this brain-based activity is that students use their own “voices and perspectives” as they construct personal meaning for various mathematical processes, data, and events.

Marzano Strategies- Interactive Notebooks


Interactive Notebooks: No Special Hardware Required


It's actually quite fun at times. I first make a quick pass to check for missing or unfinished work. Fifty percent of the notebook grade is an overall grade, and I take off points for missing or incomplete pages.
Then comes the fun part. The other 50 percent of their notebook grade is based on just four pages. Students choose three for me to grade, and I choose one of those. They get to show me their best work, I get to learn what they like and what they're proud of, and it feels like a conversation with each individual student. I'm not grading the same page over and over, and ultimately, I find that students often do their best work in their notebook where there is little pressure. (Why they freeze when they read the word "essay" is a whole other topic.)

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