Engage your students and utilize technology to bring science to life for your students. This package of interactive notebook pages contains 3 interactive activities plus an extension activity.
Your notebook pages include the following activities:
– Drag and Drop
– Creative Writing
– Short Answer
– Extension Activity
Included in the Ecology and Ecosystems Digital Interactive Bundle are the following Chapters:
• Chapter 1 – The Spheres of Earth
• Chapter 2 – Ecosystems
• Chapter 3 – Energy Flow in Ecosystems
• Chapter 4 – Cycling of Matter in Ecosystems
• Chapter 5 – Population Influences Within Ecosystems
• Chapter 6 – Ecological Succession
• Chapter 7 – Biomass and Fossil Fuels
• Chapter 8 – The Importance of Biodiversity
• Chapter 9 – Invasive Species
Digital Interactive Notebook for Google and OneDrive cloud services. If you don’t currently have a Google account, you can sign up for one completely free and get started in 5 minutes. If you’re a OneDrive user no problem. Simply download the notebook as a PowerPoint file to your computer then upload it to your OneDrive account. The majority of the items in this resource are fully editable. In addition, slides can be added or removed easily to suit your classroom needs.
THEN: Before computers, we used interactive notebooks to engage our students and keep their notebooks organized and accessible. This however required a lot of material and the unwelcomed task of lugging them all home with you to mark. But we used them because they were effective and allowed us to effectively assess our students understanding.
NOW: Why use digital interactive notebooks? As prices decrease, many schools are moving towards a 1:1, computer-student ratio and are becoming digital, the way we teach needs to keep up. You don’t even need a class set of computer, a personal device (cell phone, laptop, tablet, etc. will work just as well).
Digital interactive notebooks provide all the same means of organization and assessment but without the physical notebook. This…
1) Saves you from bringing them back and forth/storing them in your class.
2) Purchasing all the necessary supplies.
3) Having them get lost, misplace pages, etc.
Once you purchase, you’ll get a direct link. This link will allow you to place your own copy of the digital notebook into your Google Drive folder. From there, simply distribute the file to your students. No notebooks, no glue, no scissors, not even a USB in site. Everything is stored and can be assessed in the cloud from any computer in the world. If your students go on holiday, they can access it. If they’re sick, they can access it.
What activities will you find inside my Digital Interactive Notebooks?
• Interactive drag-and-drop activities
• Embedded Videos that play inside the slides along with questions
• Calculation questions
• Audio recorders – students record and upload their own auditory answers to questions
• Drawings – students create their own drawing then easily upload them to their slides using their device or computer
• Research questions
• Extension questions for early finishers, those wanting extra credit, or incorporated into the mainstream assignment
• Vocabulary check on the entire unit
• Lots more
What if my school won’t pay for Google products or access to Google Classroom? No problem, G-Suite as it’s called, is completely free and includes everything you’ll need to access your digital notebooks.
What if your students don’t have internet access for some reason? These notebooks can easily be made available off-line for access anywhere.
Left-side/Rights-side. Is there a place for students to include their own notes? Yes! That’s the beauty of going digital. You don’t need a left and right side. When you or your students want some more room, just add a slide and go to town.
Worried about plagiarism? I use turnitin.com to ensure my students are submitting their own work. However, I attempt to make these as interactive and individual as possible, which all but eliminates cheating.
Do you feel that your students will miss out on the hands-on experience they receive from traditional interactive notebooks? In today’s world, I don’t think that’s a concern. Your students are and need to be well versed in the world of technology and how to manipulate it to suit their needs. This resource will help.
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