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Classroom Library and notebooks
Hello, There are several sites with foldables on a google search - such as West Virginia Department of Education collection! I am taking a great class through the University of Utah and the Marriott Library book program for educators - it has amazing ideas. The big thing I keep in mind is "W...

by Wendi Laurence > Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:43 PM

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Elementary Science
Classroom Library and notebooks
I have used Foldables in notebooks for elementary and middle school students. I really like them and the students like them as well. Foldables gives students another opportunity to use their hands to engage with science content. They are cutting, folding, gluing and making sense of the content. ...

by LeRoy Attles > Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:16 PM

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Elementary Science
Classroom Library and notebooks
Have you had any experience using foldables in notebooks? What about spiral notebook vs. composition book?

by Juliette Guarino > Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:01 PM

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Elementary Science
Classroom Library and notebooks
I appreciate the use of three-ring binders for class materials, I still think composition notebooks are better for science notebooks since they are more flexible for use, easier to take outside, carry around while observing, and you can attach handouts on pages, even make a handout pocket in the bac...

by Beverly DeVore-Wedding > Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:14 AM

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Elementary Science
Classroom Library and notebooks
I am an elementary science specialist. As I prepare for the upcoming school year, I am thinking of making the following changes in my lab: 1. Reorganizing the classroom library by NGSS DCI 2. Using flexible three-ring binders instead of composition books as science notebooks Thoughts, id...

by Juliette Guarino > Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:56 PM

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Elementary Science
Technical Writing: Explanatory Science Diagrams
Thank you for your interesting and informative post on Explanatory Science Diagrams and the link to the Technical Communication Handbook, T.R. I agree that schematics really help to illustrate science phenomena. They also serve as a great way in labs and in science notebooks for teachers to assess s...

by Susan Farmer > Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:14 PM

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STEM
Getting students to go above and beyond
For my higher level and early finishers i have then do a reflection on their learning and when that is complete they have choices. Stem bins, station activities or enhance their notebooks

by Carole Moreno > Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:22 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Technical Writing: Explanatory Science Diagrams
T. R. Girill Society for Technical Communication/Lawrence Livermore National Lab. trgirill@acm.org Technical Writing: Explanatory Science Diagrams One feature that strikingly separates science/engineering papers, books, or reports from literary ones is the explanatory use of  visualizati...

by T.R. Girill > Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:52 AM

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STEM
Creating Digital notebooks
My district is going 1:1 with Chromebooks for the 2017-2018 school year.  I've always used composition notebooks for my science class, but I'd really like to go with an electronic version of a notebook.  Any suggestions for formatting or useful apps to create a digital notebook?  I thought about usi...

by Shalen Boyer > Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:58 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Science notebooks
I enjoy Interactive notebooks especially for elementary school students. In my current field placement, the students have IN's for each subject, but for Science, my Cooperating Teacher uses foldables and and the students glue theirs inside their notebooks. Right now they are currently learning abo...

by Justine Buzon > Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:40 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I think science notebooks are a great idea! My science professor has us use a science interactive notebook and it is designed on our own but, our professor gave us some of the information to put inside of it. I found this to be very useful in studying and keeping up with content. I also enjoyed bein...

by stephanie Lybarger > Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:12 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
Are you familiar with interactive notebooks? They can be a great asset to a science class, especially in elementary school!

by Claire Prejean > Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:37 PM

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Early Childhood
Interactive Science notebooks
I want to implement an ISN in my classroom. What are some staple things to have in them that students will benefit the most out of?

by MaryHelen Fouty > Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:31 PM

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Elementary Science
Science notebooks
Interactive science notebooks are a great idea! They really help the students stay organized. I am a student teacher and in my methods science class, I have to keep up with one and it helps me as a college student. I would give the students an opportunity to personalize their journals as creatively ...

by THU TA > Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:25 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
My students love using their science notebooks! I think it is a great resource for them because it is something they can always refer back to. Foldables are a great tool as well! They can always paste them into their science journal for future reference. I like having science notebooks for my studen...

by JENNIFER GARCIA > Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:38 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I agree that interactive science notebooks are a great way to assess conceptual understanding of a subject. Interactive Science notebooks also allows all students to become active learners while writing. If the interactive science notebooks are checked regularly, the students will be motivated to wr...

by Yesenia Leal > Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:38 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
My second grade placement class uses science notebooks too! They are so great and an awesome way to have students keep track of everything they've been working on for the whole year. It's also a type of formal assessment!

by Carolina Varela > Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:05 AM

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Early Childhood
Garden Activities
Hi! I recently did a science lesson with a first grade class and I used the school garden to introduce the topic of parts of a plant. There were many weeds and plants that weren't necessarily part of the garden, so I had the students pick one and pull it out of the ground completely. I did this s...

by Sanovia Sanicharan > Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:18 AM

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Life Science
Science notebooks
Claire, I was interning in a third grade classroom last year and I loved what my teacher did with her students in regards to science notebooks. For each chapter of the science textbook the teacher had the students build their own construction paper notebook. For each major section of the chapter th...

by Kaitlyn Nicholson > Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:33 PM

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Early Childhood
Success For All, Takes Us All
Modeling in Science with English Language Development in Elementary Description: How to incorporate language development discussions and modeling in notebooks during a science investigation Presenters: Iraiz Ynigo Organizations/Schools: Harrison Elementary Scho...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:56 PM

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Professional Development
Science Notebook
Personally, I like to allow more freedom in science notebooks. As long as they are taking notes, I am not super specific when it comes to being exact. The reason I do this, is because I learn better when I have more control over where things go inside my own notes. For those who like more structure,...

by Deborah Pederson > Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:06 AM

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Elementary Science
Science Notebook
I think allowing the students to have a lot of freedom in their science notebooks really increases their enjoyment and involvement in their science notebooks. Recording in a science notebook is very important and develops certain skills, but I don't think they should be taken for a grade. It allows ...

by Zoe Huizenga > Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:05 PM

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Elementary Science
Engagement
One of the most effective ways I have used technology is transferring our method of notebooking to digital notebooks. In my lab, we use Seesaw to record our process and discoveries and this creates a quick and easy collaborative community for my students to ask questions about each others' work a...

by Kathryn Bennett > Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:05 AM

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Elementary Science
Science Notebook
With the rapid proliferation of technology in our schools, I wonder if we will switch over to electronic notebooks?

by Elise Murphy > Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:44 PM

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Elementary Science
Science interactive notebook?
You can go for nitty Gritty Science presents: Intro to science interactive notebooks by Dr Erica Coldn. You can go to their website "Nitty Gritty Science" to explore more. http://ukessaywriters.blogspot.com/

by Steve Collins > Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:32 AM

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Early Childhood
Integrating Interactive notebooks
Try to use activities in your Science Interactive Notebook that are more hands-on.  My students love their notebook!

by Janice Weber-Klein > Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:23 PM

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General Science and Teaching
How to start the year off right
Relate the science content to your students' world. Let them investigate real world places, topics, and their interests. Of course, you will have to guide with respect to your grade level science standards and or district curriculum. Use a science notebook in writing for students to record their...

by Beverly DeVore-Wedding > Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:02 AM

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Elementary Science
Science Notebook
Science note books are awesome! It keeps them organized and the generally keep up with them because the amount of time and effort put into them. Use them to study for test and quizzes because all of their notes are there to help them study. I think all teachers should think about using interactive n...

by Felicia Thomas > Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:58 AM

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Elementary Science
Science notebooks
Science notebooks are a great idea! In a few of my college classes, we have had interactive notebooks and even as an adult, I find that I learn so much from having one. One essential to it is to not only have the students write in it with pencil but have them glue handouts and charts onto it. Als...

by Audrey Stall > Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:30 PM

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Early Childhood
Science Notebook
I am in a science course for elementary teaching right now, and they have us using interactive science notebooks for ourselves. It helps us organize our own notes, as well as practice learning how to use it. I think they can be hard if a student gets behind because they have to figure out what all t...

by Courtney Black > Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:52 AM

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Elementary Science
Science Notebook
I have also noticed that having the science notebooks are very helpful. The students take notes, anchor the labs, and can use the science notebook for reference.

by Monica Humphery > Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:30 PM

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Elementary Science
Science Notebook
I really enjoy having the students use the science notebooks. It is a great tool for them to write down their thoughts and answers to certain questions. Also, they can draw pictures in it to match the lesson or even put in foldables and other materials that they can use to reference back to.

by Sariena Cheang > Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:32 PM

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Elementary Science
Integrating Interactive notebooks
I agree! I am currently a student teacher and I have found interactive notebooks to be beneficial for me even at the college level.

by Kelly Thomas > Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:24 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Science notebooks
I would agree with using notebooks with older grades

by Diane Soto > Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:21 PM

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Life Science
Science notebooks
I agree that Science Interactive notebooks are a good way to keep students organized and a way to help with future note taking skills. Throughout my college courses I have made seven interactive notebooks and they have been a very helpful tool for studying! It is a nice way to keep all of my infor...

by Danielle Cadenhead > Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:17 PM

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Early Childhood
Integrating Interactive notebooks
Definitely not! I have used interactive notebooks for my own college classes (I'm currently a student teacher), and even I have found it extremely helpful. It's a great way to organize my notes and what I learn or do in class. I have also seen it being used in a third grade classroom and when the te...

by Y-La Nguyen > Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:58 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Science notebooks
Hi, Eleanor! I think science notebooks are a great way to keep students (and teachers) organized! I think science notebooks can also hold students accountable for their learning and engagement during science lessons. Some things I think you can do when moving towards creating science notebooks is ha...

by Christine Khuong > Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:26 AM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I love science notebooks! They are really helpful for keeping track of student progress and also for them as a resource to study from. Look on Pinterest for all kinds of cool ideas and also Teachers Pay Teachers! Make sure to include lots of fun foldable to make it interactive and fun for the kiddos...

by Caitlyn Baeza > Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:46 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
My 4ht grade students keep interactive science notebooks. We often create foldables to glue in and it is a helpful tool for studying. I always tell my students that their interactive notebooks is for both them and their parents :) Some parents are unfamiliar with certain topics we cover so the inter...

by Karmen Jones > Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:29 PM

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Early Childhood
Garden Activities
Some of my student teaching revolved around the gardens in the various schools I was in! We made interactive notebooks where students could make observations, take notes, write questions, etc. I think the interactive notebook was very beneficial because all of the information was in a single locatio...

by Katrice > Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:34 PM

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Life Science
Integrating Interactive notebooks
I think that interactive notebooks are a great tool to use in the classroom. I think where the students lose focus, is when they feel that no one is looking at it. When students turn in assignments they know that someone will look at their work. I think that if you take the time weekly to do a inter...

by Dinaz Lokhandwalla > Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:55 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Integrating Interactive notebooks
I do not think it is a waste of time if you truly believe it is helping your students. Everything should be for the best interest of the students. I think that if you share with your team how it is working in your classroom, and improvement you see they would probably invest more time and thought. I...

by Sandra Rubio > Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:24 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Science notebooks
I have always found a science notebooks to be very resourceful. This allows a student to organize the topics they have gone through by collecting data and attaching important documents. Science notebooks are also a great resource for students to use when they are taking an exam. Most students keep u...

by Trisha Carmona > Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:23 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks for Kindergarten
When I taught 2nd grade we used science journals/notebooks but we drew most of the items and labeled some things if needed. We saved leaves and did leaf rubbings, I gave them small envelopes and snack size ziploc bags to keep their treasures in and we taped them into the journal. We always started t...

by Pam Dupre > Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:33 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Science notebooks
I love the idea of keeping a science notebook in an early childhood classroom. I think this is good practice for students to start collecting data and reflecting on that data then making conclusions from that data. I am a preservice teacher and have seen science notebooks in many of the schools that...

by Courtney George > Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:26 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
In my class we use science notebooks. I think they are effective as long as the students are able to reference back to the notebooks in order to refresh prior knowledge. Every time we use the notebooks we do it together as a whole so that all of the students have the information that they need in th...

by Sherita Celestine > Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:36 AM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
Hello Jessica, I agree that the interactive notebooks are more productive with higher grades because it involves a certain level of independence keeping up with the entries. I am student teaching a fourth grade class and the students often have to write their own responses and make study guides. Th...

by Farah Aziz > Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:07 AM

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Life Science
Science notebooks
In all of my teaching classes we are required to make and keep a notebook. My children have them for every class in the elementary school. They can be very effective if you make them interactive and fun. Foldables are a great way for children to learn material and then they just glue them in thei...

by Zandra Russell > Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:03 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks for Kindergarten
Hello, I am currently a student but this seems like a great strategy for your students. I believe it is important to start students off from a young age to get use to doing their own assignments in their notebooks. I would love to try this out in my future classroom and write the instructions on the...

by Antonella Castro > Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:40 AM

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Evaluation and Assessment
Science notebooks
Throughout college, I have always been required to keep interactive notebooks for different classes, including science. I have had one for math, science, and different education courses I have been required to take. I did not realize how popular they are, but they have really taken off! I was never ...

by Lesley Cooper > Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:00 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I am a pre-service teacher and I have seen many classes that use science notebooks. I think it's a great way for kids to keep track of activities and ideas they have done in the past. I feel like the kids are more engaged when they use the science notebooks because it's something theu can keep and t...

by Holly Buten > Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:32 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I agree, many colleges use interactive notebooks as well! I have used three already!

by Paige McRoberts > Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:23 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I definitely think science notebooks are the way to go. Each child could have their own interactive notebook that they could keep to write down their observations, models, notes, etc. Interactive notebooks are a great way for students to look back on what they have learned and continue to expand t...

by Paige McRoberts > Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:22 PM

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Early Childhood
Integrating Interactive notebooks
Hello, I think providing interactive science notebooks is not a waste of time. I feel by incorporating it, it would give students a sense of being investigators. I believe as long as it's use for interactive activities rather then just only notes, it would be a powerful tool. The notebook would allo...

by Alice Arrieta > Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:57 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Gardening in the Classroom
Hi there! I can relate to your experience, because whenever I watch/read The Lorax with my kids, we want to plant things too! I think to start, it would be necessary to know the students age or grade level. A great introductory activity for any age (simple, quick, fun, encouraging) is to grow be...

by Whitney Pomeroy > Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:10 PM

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Elementary Science
Science notebooks
I like the idea of science notebooks. My cooperating teacher uses science notebooks and honestly the kids love putting things in them and looking back at the things they have done. They can also use this to show their parents things they have done in their science class.

by Stephanie Moreno > Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:51 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
To be honest, science notebooks are really helpful in a science class because students are able to write down their observations and make inferences in regards what they are learning. I am a Student Teacher and my cooperating teacher allows her students to use their science journals in creative way,...

by Karen Rivas > Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:48 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I think science notebooks makes it a lot easier for students to refer back to their notes for guidance and to organize their thoughts when they observe during experiments. We use science journals for my science class in college and I definitely think it’s helpful when it comes to taking notes and...

by Wendy Duan > Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:47 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
We use these in my college courses as well. I like that it keeps me organized and it keeps everything for each class in it's own notebook. I can always go back and reference what I've done and learned in class. Where I student teach, they use interactive notebooks as well and I think allowing the...

by Kiana Jensen > Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:19 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
Hi Eleanor! I think science notebooks are a great way for students to not only keep record of the activities they do in class, but also help them to become familiar with taking notes. I think it's important to keep in mind of the grade level when incorporating it in the lesson. For example, for ...

by Heejin Jeon > Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:03 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I love the idea of science notebooks, and I love Pinterest! To expand on your thought that they are "so helpful (both to student and teacher)" I agree, and this is because it is hard sometimes to come up with questions that students might ask or things they might notice in any given topic. As a ...

by Whitney Pomeroy > Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:13 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I am also for interactive science notebooks. I think the students take ownership in the notebook. Also, varied learning styles are addressed when students learn to organize and color code vocabulary and important ideas. I love the fact that students can go back to their notebook to revisit original ...

by Cara Cook > Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:31 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I definitely love interactive notebooks for any subject. I have used them in many of my college classes, and they have been a great resource as a student. What I have learned is that all the material that goes in the notebooks need to be supported by meaningful lesson and activities. When my profess...

by Araceli Venturini > Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:18 AM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I've been using sciene journals, interactive notebooks, whatever you choose to call them, with my students for 10 years. I've tried to do the method Ayari described with teacher notes on the right and students work on the left. It was difficult to keep up and in the end, my goal was for it to be the...

by Pamela Dupre > Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:05 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
Interactive notebooks are very nice for students to use in the classroom. I would definitely recommend them, but allow the students to organize it in a way that would benefit the student not you.

by Michelle Rodriguez > Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:07 AM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
In my college class we use science notebooks as well but we call them Interactive notebooks. The professors are a bit strict with them as far as what goes where and where to take to notes. Any kind of handout or worksheet given to the students from the teacher goes on the right side and the right si...

by Ayari San Luis > Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:15 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
The idea of incorporating science notebooks into the classroom is a great idea! I am currently using one in my science class and it is very beneficial. It allows me to keep all my handouts in one place and organized. It also allows me to quickly reference what we have discussed in class if I were to...

by Kelsie Dartayet > Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:33 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
When doing my field experience hours, I have found that many of my cooperating teachers use a science notebook for each new experiment they do. One of my teachers had their notebooks broken down into sections for each part of the experiment. So, for example, she would have the students write all ...

by Kelly Anne McKinley > Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:38 PM

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Science notebooks
Science notebooks are AWESOME!!!! My class loves them, we allow them to write definitions and draw pictures of the definitions in their notebooks. We also use ribbon as a bookmark.

by Ashli Wells > Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:21 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
What we did in school, and then I learned how to make these again in my teaching science course, was make interactive notebooks that included everything. We had to log every step for each experiment as if we were going to publish our notebooks in a Scientific Journal. We would create a new log for e...

by Emily Carver > Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:30 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I personally love the idea of science notebooks. I think that if you have fun foldables and incorporating a lot of color into your notebook, it will get the students to keep up with the notebooks.

by Kathy Nguyen > Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:12 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
My teacher is obsessed with interactive science notebooks as well. Instead of doing the traditional paper and pencil one, she is having us do it through OneNote. For the kids, you can have them work with an interactive science notebook on a tablet. Or you could do a whole group science notebook wher...

by Kayla Henderson > Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:38 AM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
Hi! Yes!! Please implement that in your classroom for all subjects! You can model the notes to your students as they add them into their notebooks throughout the school year. They can continually look through there notes and you'll always have peace in mind that they are correct because they will...

by Sandra Saint-Val > Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:12 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
Interactive notebooks are beneficial for students of all grade levels and they can also be used in almost any content area. Students can keep their interactive notebooks throughout the school year to go back and reflect on covered materials. In their notebook students can complete assignments, write...

by Anisa Cummings > Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:31 PM

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Life Science
Science notebooks
I find that science notebook in kindergarten also serve the literacy goal of establishing concepts of print. My students are learning to start at the front, have the book right side up, look for page numbers, turn one page at a time, use letter-sound awareness to begin to read the headings on the pa...

by Marianne Cane > Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:15 AM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
The students could create foldables and include that into their science notebooks, the students could also draw pictures in their science notebooks and a couple sentences describing what their pictures were about. I feel students having a science notebook is a great idea because students will be abl...

by Jenny Nguyen > Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:34 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I started using interactive notebooks in class last year and I have grown to love them. Teaching at an alternative school I have a high occurrence of absenteeism and students who simply lack resources. By using the notebooks the students have a consistent source of paper to complete tasks with, they...

by Jasmine Anderson > Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:15 PM

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Life Science
Texture Walk
I am a student teacher in kindergarten, and I really feel compelled to share an activity we did this week. The topic was Physical Properties - texture. I am in Texas, the TEKS is K.5B. (The kindergarten team found this activity through a blog.) All of the teachers contributed materials for the walk....

by Christine Frewin > Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:27 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
Interactive notebooks are great for building schema. The students can look back on past work and see how it connects to current projects. It is also a great way to see how the progression of learning grows throughout the year, especially in kindergarten.

by Christine Frewin > Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:14 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
Interactive notebooks are such an amazing way to get children thinking and writing about things they observe in the science classroom! It is also an amazing opportunity for the students to look back at past work and observations! One suggestion is to use many different outlines for the notebook and ...

by Alexis Hartzell > Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:07 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I am a future teacher. I love the idea of having a teacher page and a student page. Then the student has a space right next to the information for notes, ideas, think pair shares, or lab results. I will need to remember this tip when I implement notebooks in the future.

by Amy Moller > Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:59 AM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I'm glad you're going to be using science notebooks. They are such a good way to keep a student's thoughts and work together while still being more organized and manageable than folders or spirals.

by Grace Ann Burr > Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:09 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
I love doing interactive notebooks! Not only do you have the ability to keep student work in each subject all in one place, you also can easily connect writing to all the subjects! The nicest thing about interactive notebooks to me is the ability to differentiate instruction. Students can put in wha...

by Gabrielle Goeller > Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:27 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
Science notebooks are so helpful (both to student and teacher)!! Try searching "Science Interactive Notebook" in Pinterest. There are TONS of resources!

by Lindy Davis > Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:29 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
Hello, I am currently doing my first semester of student teaching and my partner's CT uses notebooks for science. I think that it is a great way for students to have a place to put all their work in without losing it as well. Most of the students seems to enjoy it because when it is science time ...

by Susan Nguyen > Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:56 PM

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Life Science
Science notebooks
Hi Claire! I am a preservice teacher at the University of Arkansas. My Science Methods professor has taught us a great way to use Science Notebooking. We each bought composition books to class. Composition books are very economical and can be easily stacked and carried for you to collect from you...

by Avery Byars > Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:57 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks
Hello! I am currently a pre-service teacher and have just started my Teaching Science course. One of the very first topics we discussed was science notebooking! I immediately fell in love with the idea of letting students informally record their thoughts and findings during class! Some of the key...

by Meagan Johnson > Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:51 PM

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Life Science
Science notebooks
Hello!  I am currently taking a class in which I am learning techniques on how to teach science. My professor had an idea that I thought was genius, which was having students keep a science notebook. I was wondering if anyone else has any other brilliant ideas to help children engage in science or...

by Eleanor Jahant > Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:34 PM

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Early Childhood
Science notebooks for Kindergarten
Hi! I am a pre-service teacher, so I haven't actually tried to have a group of 20+ 5 and 6 year-olds compile science notebooks. However, in my teaching science class, we were discussing science notebooking and how to notebook effectively in the earlier grades. Instead of having your children write e...

by Bethani Hoelzeman > Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:57 PM

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Evaluation and Assessment
What Children's Books Do You Use in Science Istruction?
One of my new recommends is The Notablenotebooks . I am developing lesson plans about introducing science notebooks with 4th graders. My plans will include student science talk, a reading aloud of the book, maybe us doing a close read of part of the text and then practicing writing in our science no...

by Kathleen Renfrew > Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:57 PM

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Elementary Science
Science notebooks
Your thinking is right on! Science notebooks can be an important tool in science instruction. Consistency is also important. I taught grades 4-6 for many years and it was very exciting to see the growth in students' scientific understanding . the evidence of that growth is right there in their scien...

by Kathleen Renfrew > Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:05 PM

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Life Science
Science notebooks
I have used science interactive notebooks with students as young as kindergarten. While we used them for a series of three lessons and not the entire school year, I am still sure that they would have been a beneficial aspect in the classroom throughout the whole year. I think that the key to using s...

by Jane Brooker > Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:50 PM

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Life Science
Science notebooks
I have seen interactive notebooks used in class rooms that I have done field hours in, and loved them. I have also experienced an introduction to them and hands on practice in one of my early childhood college classes. I feel they are a great resource for students to use, look back on to remember in...

by Brooke Copeland > Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:46 PM

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Life Science
Science notebooks
I am venturing into interactive notebooks in my high school courses. I have the idea for implementation. Any tips on how to get students to continuously use these throughout the course?

by Betsy Sullivan > Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:27 PM

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Early Childhood
Science in Elementary School
Science is so important in elementary school. The Next Generation Science Standards begin in kindergarten and build through Grade 12. if students do not have learning opportunities in science in the younger grades , they will be behind their peers in middle school and beyond. Science can be offe...

by Kathleen Renfrew > Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:59 AM

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Elementary Science
Science notebooks
I found this awesome blog on how to use interactive science notebooks in the classroom. She also has a Teachers Pay Teachers link where you can buy the interactive science notebooks that she created! http://thesciencepenguin.com/2013/04/thinking-about-starting...books.html

by Jaclyn Lawrence > Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:47 PM

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Life Science
Technical Writing: Note-taking Lessons from Mars
T. R. Girill Society for Technical Communication/Lawrence Livermore National Lab. trgirill@acm.org Technical Writing: Note-taking Lessons from Mars Student notes often turn out to be minimally useful (to the students who take them) because they are too superficial.  Note thoroughness see...

by T. R. Girill > Wed May 04, 2016 11:06 AM

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STEM
Science Notebook
I believe science notebooks are a good idea also. Science notebooks help keep students update with the work they do in class. The notebooks also are a good way to help students reflect on different experiments and observations that they conduct in class. Science notebook are a good way to enhance wr...

by Sheprell Felder > Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:37 PM

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Elementary Science
Science notebooks
Many know that regardless of the age, individuals tend to rely on some form of anecdotal recording in order to understand and recall it in the future.  An example is college students writing notes on sheets of paper or index cards, versus scientists through numerical and symbolic representation on c...

by Alexsandra Batard > Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:41 AM

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Life Science
Science notebooks
I like the idea of using interactive notebooks with little regulation, but I know for students who are less motivated these regulations can ensure their use of these notebooks.

by Emily Jackson > Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:11 PM

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Early Childhood