Your Ultimate Guide to Successful Interactive Notebooks

What is an interactive notebook?

I hope you enjoy my guide to interactive notebooks! Interactive notebooks truly can make a difference in the classroom, but I hope you read through my guide. I went through a lot of trial and error with interactive notebooks, and I don't want you to make the same mistakes that I did!

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  1. I love the idea of running off the whole packet at once and stapling them together!! I'm totally doing that this year. Thanks!!
    Read, Run, Teach

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  2. Great ideas!! Thanks!!

    Jen~Two Little Birds

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  3. Besides the obvious benefits, you are so RIGHT that interactive notebooks are a huge help with fine motor skills. It's sad how cutting/pasting/coloring has fallen through the cracks.

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  4. I love using interactive notebooks! I like to use binders instead. I find we can add and move around concepts when needed. I use the binders in language arts but notebooks in other subjects.

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  5. What a great post, Kelly! Your tips will make IN's so much easier to organize.
    Carla

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  6. These are great tips, but taking down notes from the teacher is not output. It's not student thought, and it's not reflecting on their own learning. I think this is great notebooking, but it's not truly an interactive notebook without that input/output stuff. That's not to say what you're doing isn't useful- but I think it's not quite the right name. I do think you gave some helpful tips, though- I'll definitely be using a Recycler in my room!

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  7. LOVE these ideas! Can you explain to me how you use your iPad as a document camera? Does it require a special stand and/or Apple TV? Thanks in advance!

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    1. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the post! I previously posted about my newfound love for an iPad doc stand I found on Amazon, here's the link! http://glitterinthird3.blogspot.it/2015/01/ipad-document-camera.html

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  8. I am doing interactive notebooks for the first time this year. I was planning on using a binder with dividers for subjects. Have you ever used a binder instead of composition books? My theory is that this will keep everything together in one organized place. I hope my theory works:-)

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  9. Thank you for these great tips. I've been using IBs for going into my 3rd year but I quite haven't mastered it yet (well at least I don't think so) but with the reading of this post I hopefully will have a better start!

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  10. Thank you for these great tips. I've been using IBs for going into my 3rd year but I quite haven't mastered it yet (well at least I don't think so) but with the reading of this post I hopefully will have a better start!

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  11. I love this blog post! I have been wanting to get into interactive notebooks for a long time, I have all the templates ready but just didn't quite grasp them - your blog post has been so informative and great to help me!

    Teaching Autism

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