Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts Every journey begins with a single step. Notebooks begin with setting them up. I always take a full class day to set up my notebooks. I buy extra composition books to have on hand so that I can provide them (at cost) for students who haven’t brought them in – I want everyone setting them up at the same time. I usually start by having the students respond to a prompt – would anyone describe you as organized? why or why not?
Social Studies Interactive Notebook: Set Up/Sensory Figure All summer long I have been researching interactive notebooks and a lot of people use them for math and science, which I love! Except I don't teach math or science... So my next best idea was social studies :o) Now I have all good intentions of keeping this going and squeezing social studies into our reading block as much as possible but let's call it what it is, it's not always easy. Our textbooks are a little outdated so a lot of the info we are compiling here is from a whole host of resources. For those of you who are unsure of what an interactive notebook is, it is a notebook (composition, spiral, or even a binder - whatever you choose) that allows students to be independent and creative writers and thinkers.
Interactive Notebooks - Joseph Hill's English Classes at Carlmont High School The interactive notebook serves you, the student of literature and language, as a library, a laboratory, and a journal. Like a library, the interactive notebook serves as a storehouse of accumulated knowledge; like a laboratory, it serves as a means to pose meaningful, authentic questions and to seek their answers; like a journal, it serves as a medium both for personalizing knowledge and for reflection and as a means to foster intellectual and social growth and to develop excellent habits of mind. The interactive notebook will prove an invaluable tool in your quest to meet the goals of the course as they are articulated in the California standards for English and language arts and in the course description. How and why does the interactive notebook work?
Answers Grockit Answers is just-in-time Q&A for video lectures. In Grockit Answers, interactions happen around video lectures, and participants ask and answer questions about specific points in the lecture. Since every question is attached to a specific point in time in the video, Grockit Answers displays a question and its answers at the point in the lecture that they are most relevant. And since the things that confuse you are likely to be the same things that confuse others, you'll find that answers to your own questions pop up on the screen just as you're starting to get confused.
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