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Utilizing Interactive Notebooks in the Middle School Math Classroom

This is a research based article that emphasizes use of technology in the classroom, more specifically for the reason that it can help to make your teaching more student centered. It shares the expansive potential that technology has to offer your students, and it addresses the issue that despite it's importance, students continue to feel unprepared to use technology as they progress into the working world.
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Utilizing Interactive Notebooks in the Middle School Math Classroom
  • Meghann Urewicz says:
    This blog, by Sarah, has so much information on starting an Interactive Notebook. There are tips to get you started, how to handle absences, how to grade, and numerous foldable ideas to implement. This is my go to guide for all things interactive notebook related. She provides so much detail about things you wouldn't even think to plan for, such as having a system for student supplies so that the classroom doesn't get too chaotic while making the foldables.
  • Meghann Urewicz says:
    This document is a great overview of Interactive Notebooks and an excellent resource for those who are new to the idea. It gives a detailed description of what the left side and right side of the notebook are used for, as well as all the different components included. It also discusses why Interactive Notebooks are engaging for students, and gives an extensive list of ideas that are applicable across content areas.
  • Meghann Urewicz says:
    This is a general guidebook to getting started with an Interactive Notebook. It applies to all content areas and has a plethora of valuable information. It gives background on where the idea came from, how to make them effective, and how to manage them in the classroom. There are also several pages that detail various tasks that access higher-level thought.
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    Meghann Urewicz says:
    This blog shows numerous examples of different math foldables that can be utilized in an interactive notebook. It also details how to set it up the notebook for optimum efficiency and organization, and provides some printables to get you started.
  • Meghann Urewicz says:
    This YouTube playlist has a whole collection of videos by Jennifer Smith Sloane all outlining how to create and use an Interactive Math Notebook. It has a video on how to plan and set up your notebook, and also has video updates over time to show how the notebook progresses. Many of the things she uses in her Interactive Notebooks and shows in her videos, she also has available for sale in her TeachersPayTeachers Store (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/4mulafun)
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    Interactive Student Notebooks

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    Meghann Urewicz says:
    This article, by Jennifer Kenney, discusses what Interactive Notebooks are, how they are used, and why they are effective. Kenney greatly advocates for their usage, claiming that they are backed by brain based research on how students learn and visualize mathematical processes. The article talks about how these notebooks benefit students of various needs, and also how they really help to improve teaching skills as well.
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