Go Digital with Project Based Learning Interactive Notebooks

When implementing a project based learning unit, organization is a key element to any project's success. I highly recommend using interactive notebooks as a guide in project based learning. Instead of using so much paper, why don't you go PAPERLESS with DIGITAL Project Based Learning Interactive Notebooks. Your students will stay organized, they'll be able to collaborate, and learning can be student-centered.

Start using project based learning interactive notebooks. Your upper elementary students will love them, and the technology component makes them even easier! Learn why your PBL time should go to interactive technology, focus on more effective driving questions, and let students focus more on inquiry. Your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will get more voice and choice in their learning while you cover needed standards. {third, fourth, fifth, sixth graders, upper elementary}


Why Digital Interactive Notebooks?

  • Allows collaboration
  • Go paperless
  • Encourages creativity
  • Easy access to research tools
  • Access to approved video and images
  • More engagement
  • Automatically saves in Google Drive, Google Classroom
  • Teachers and students can add comments for assessment
  • Access your digital interactive notebook anywhere

Start using project based learning interactive notebooks. Your upper elementary students will love them, and the technology component makes them even easier! Learn why your PBL time should go to interactive technology, focus on more effective driving questions, and let students focus more on inquiry. Your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will get more voice and choice in their learning while you cover needed standards. {third, fourth, fifth, sixth graders, upper elementary}

Writing Effective Driving Questions

The Driving Question can be the most difficult element of a project based learning unit. Sometimes the teacher develops the driving question in advance. If your project covers a longer time frame, students can participate in the process. With digital interactive notebooks, students can collaborate as they brainstorm questions and ideas.

Start using project based learning interactive notebooks. Your upper elementary students will love them, and the technology component makes them even easier! Learn why your PBL time should go to interactive technology, focus on more effective driving questions, and let students focus more on inquiry. Your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will get more voice and choice in their learning while you cover needed standards. {third, fourth, fifth, sixth graders, upper elementary}

More Questions...

Effective driving questions lead to open-ended questions. Each open-ended question can lead to more directed (one answer) questions. This can stimulate more discussion and debate over the issues or problems.

Start using project based learning interactive notebooks. Your upper elementary students will love them, and the technology component makes them even easier! Learn why your PBL time should go to interactive technology, focus on more effective driving questions, and let students focus more on inquiry. Your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will get more voice and choice in their learning while you cover needed standards. {third, fourth, fifth, sixth graders, upper elementary}

Inquiry

Digital Interactive Notebooks can help guide students through the inquiry process. Through Google Slides, students select "tools", "explore", and then type the topic in the search bar. After reading the information provided, students can complete the graphic organizers.

Start using project based learning interactive notebooks. Your upper elementary students will love them, and the technology component makes them even easier! Learn why your PBL time should go to interactive technology, focus on more effective driving questions, and let students focus more on inquiry. Your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will get more voice and choice in their learning while you cover needed standards. {third, fourth, fifth, sixth graders, upper elementary}

Student Voice and Choice

In project based learning, student voice and choice is an important element for differentiation and student centered learning. Choice boards are provided so students have an opportunity to use different apps, add charts/graphs, maps, video, interviews, and more. 

Start using project based learning interactive notebooks. Your upper elementary students will love them, and the technology component makes them even easier! Learn why your PBL time should go to interactive technology, focus on more effective driving questions, and let students focus more on inquiry. Your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will get more voice and choice in their learning while you cover needed standards. {third, fourth, fifth, sixth graders, upper elementary}

Addressing Standards

Before the project begins, teachers should have in mind the standards that need to be taught. As the project progresses, additional skills are uncovered. A daily journal helps students with reflections, processing ideas, and questions they may have. Writing is an essential component throughout a pbl unit.

Start using project based learning interactive notebooks. Your upper elementary students will love them, and the technology component makes them even easier! Learn why your PBL time should go to interactive technology, focus on more effective driving questions, and let students focus more on inquiry. Your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will get more voice and choice in their learning while you cover needed standards. {third, fourth, fifth, sixth graders, upper elementary}

Teachers, please understand that I'm not suggesting that you use only interactive notebooks. There are so many other resources available to use during a pbl unit. I do think they will assist you and your students in staying organized and help in following the process of project based learning. To make the unit even easier to implement, try going DIGITAL with your project based learning interactive notebooks. Click on the image below, to grab your Digital Project Based Learning Digital Interactive Notebook.

Start using project based learning interactive notebooks. Your upper elementary students will love them, and the technology component makes them even easier! Learn why your PBL time should go to interactive technology, focus on more effective driving questions, and let students focus more on inquiry. Your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will get more voice and choice in their learning while you cover needed standards. {third, fourth, fifth, sixth graders, upper elementary}



Start using project based learning interactive notebooks. Your upper elementary students will love them, and the technology component makes them even easier! Learn why your PBL time should go to interactive technology, focus on more effective driving questions, and let students focus more on inquiry. Your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will get more voice and choice in their learning while you cover needed standards. {third, fourth, fifth, sixth graders, upper elementary}


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