Tried it Tuesday - Foldables & Interactive Notebooks
Elementary AMC September 10, 2013
I have purchased 3 interactive notebook products on TpT - but I haven't tried any of those yet (I am sure you will hear about them another Tuesday!). I also purchased Erin from I'm Lovin Lit's Ultimate Interactive Notebook Template Collection and I am loving it!!!
There are many awesome features of this product so I will just highlight a few.
#1. It is EDITABLE - that is right - I can add text and clipart and pictures and I Can statements right to the page!!!
#2. There are a gazillion templates to choose from - since I am new to this interactive notebook world I just scroll through the pictures and I always find something that will work for me (I have to admit some of them I am not sure how to use...yet!).
#3. I can make a lesson more interactive in no time - when I am planning my lessons if I think of a way to include an interactive notebook component I can make one up super quick - where before I would have to play around in PPT sizing things and rearranging things. Since I am new to IN this makes me more likely to include this element to my lesson.
So far the students are really enjoying the foldables we are making - they are pretty basic but we are just getting the basics down. Here are some samples of what we I have made so far and what the student sample looks like.
What I don't love so far about Interactive Notebooks - is the amount of instructions I am giving out and the time it takes to cut and paste and the bits of paper!!