Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Notebooks and Journals in the Media Rich Classroom

Presented by Patti Duncan- Discovery Education

Today's student learns best when exposed to multiple modes of text. Helping them get all of the information they need from videos, images, reading passages, songs and interactive experiences can be a daunting task. Interactive notebooks, graphic organizers and reflective journals help them make the connections necessary to succeed. This session will explore the use of these tools and more.

We need to change the way students take notes - Make it more creative and visual! 

Hold students accountable for info in video, not just worksheet to follow up video

Notebooks - text, diagrams, reflection, interpreting concept
All student notebooks should look differently 
Visual learners need space to process information

One type of journal
left side - student processing, "output"
right side - teacher-directed, "input"

Examples of student output
- summary
- word splat
- flow chars
- bullet info, take concept and put it in concise statement, if you can explain concept in writing then proves understanding

outcome sentences….
- I learned
- I am surprised
- I wonder
- I now understand
- I rediscovered
- I like
- I don't like
- The one important thing

Drawings and diagrams can fit input and output
Input - copied from book, lots of labels
Output - student has analyzed content

Foldables - great for stages, sequence
ex. phases of moon
instead of glue and cutting, can use post its
venn diagram foldable - turns from two dimensional to three

Show video and tell students you will want them to record what they remember, no notes during video
recall, listening

Agree/disagree reading strategy
prior to reading - agree/disagree, what is there reason for your answer
after reading - agree/disagree, what is the evidence for your answer
**Strategy can help science teachers build reading into curriculum

5E - students explore before teachers explain, letting students figure it out on their own first

Recognizing a mistake shows understanding

Problems with worksheets - students do minimum to answer worksheet