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Digital Interactive Notebooks for Homeschooling

I’m new to interactive notebooks, we just started using one this spring with my youngest and he loves it. It’s been a fun hands-on way for him to practice his letters and small words. But you know that interactive notebooks are? There are a lot of work for mom. But there is a great alternative to the traditional method, digital interactive notebooks.

Digital Interactive Notebooks for Homeschoolers

Digital Interactive Notebooks

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Interactive notebooks can be a lot of work for parents, there is the photocopying, cutting, and some gluing. They are not only time-intensive but also not great for zero waste, or even for minimalist living. There is a lot of paper involved.

For kindergarten, I really liked using interactive notebooks. Gauge loves cutting and gluing, and this was a great creative outlet for him, and give him a reason to cut, instead of just cutting a piece of paper into a million tiny pieces on my floor…

But what if you want to reduce paper waste and time spent prepping lessons? That’s where digital interactive notebooks come in.

What is a Digital Interactive Notebook?

It is an interactive notebook, on your computer or device. No cutting or gluing involved, no mess, nor all the time spent photocopying and cutting.

A digital version is a background with movable pieces. I have shared an image of my freebie below to give you a better idea. Each letter block is movable, but the rest is one piece.

This is a digital interactive notebook example:

digital interactive notebook example

Another example:

interactive notebook digital - Welcome to Fraction Circles

You can use them on either PowerPoint, or Google Slides. Using Google Slides gives you a lot more flexibility in where you are learning and your device options.

Where to Find Digital Interactive Notebooks?

Teachers Pay Teachers is a great place to find them. I am working on some myself for my little guy, but they are nowhere ready for him, or anyone else for that matter.

I think they are a great resource for digital learning and wanted to share them with you.

Homeschooling Digital

There is more opportunity for learning to be digital now than ever before. Digital interactive notebooks are a great way to use, and/or do, digital homeschool, and online learning.

In a public school setting, these are great for one-to-one learning. These are something that teachers can have their students do at home, or in the classroom thanks to the use of Google Slides.

FAQ for Google Classroom for Homeschoolers


I put together this FAQ for Google Classroom to hopefully help you figure everything out when it comes to using Google Classroom in your homeschool.

Resources for digital notebooks:

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