Interactive notebooks In AP Biology

Published on Nov 18, 2015

This presentation is about how interactive notebooks are used in AP biology.

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS

GETTING YOUR STUDENTS TO ENGAGE WITH COURSE CONTENT

HOW STUDENTS LEARN

IS NOT THROUGH A "SIT AND GET"

ENGAGING STUDENTS

DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO ENTERTAIN THEM, BUT TO INSPIRE CURIOSITY

WHY INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS?

EVIDENCE THEY WORK

DAILY USE OF INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS

CAN ENHANCE YOUR STUDENTS' LEARNING EXPERIENCE

AHS STUDENTS SCORING 3 OR BETTER
2012: 43%*
2013: 85%
2014: 88%
2015: 88%
2016: 89%
*2nd year of notebook use

HERE'S HOW TO DO IT

INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKING CAN IMPROVE STUDENT PERFORMANCE

THE NOTEBOOK COVER

SHOULD TELL YOU ABOUT THE NOTEBOOK'S OWNER

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

CAN BE PLACED IN THE FRONT WHERE STUDENTS CAN REFER TO IT

KEEP A TABLE OF CONTENTS

TO STAY ORGANIZED ALL YEAR LONG

USE TABS

TO ORGANIZE SECTIONS OF THE NOTEBOOK BY UNIT

USE COVER SHEETS

TO DIVIDE UNITS AND TO SUMMARIZE WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

NOTETAKING

CAN BE TAUGHT AND EMPHASIZED

PROVIDE FEEDBACK

BY ADDING NOTES TO STUDENT NOTEBOOKS WHEN GRADING

COLOR

IS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS

USE FOLDABLES

FOR SUMMARIZING MAJOR CONCEPTS

SCREENCAPS

CAN HELP STUDENTS REMEMBER KEY CONCEPTS FROM VIDEOS WATCHED

GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS

HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

CRITICAL WRITING SKILLS

CAN BE PRACTICED DAILY

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

CAN BE BELL RINGERS OR FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS

POCKETS

CAN HOLD LARGER HANDOUTS

DATA TABLES

FOR LABS CAN BE PASTED IN HERE FOR LATER REVIEW

KEEP A NOTEBOOK TOO

MODEL THE BEHAVIOR YOU WANT YOUR STUDENTS TO DO

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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