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
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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:
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.
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.
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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