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Brittany Hamlett  

When teaching in a world of unpredictability, it is important that we are able to adjust our teaching to the situations we are in. Creating an online interactive notebook using Google Slides gives students the opportunity to complete, organize and utilize their notes in a much more efficient manner.

Audience: Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google Slides
Topic: Distance, online & blended learning
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Designer
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
Learner
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this presentation is to help educators get started creating and using online interactive notebooks within their classrooms. When I first wanted to create this for my own classroom, I did research and found the best ideas to help me wrap my head around the product that I wanted for my students.

Educators will be taught certain tools that they can use under Google Slides to create the version of an interactive notebook that they may want and also how I chose to conduct this material in my own classroom. I used the master view on Google Slides to create every single one of my online resources for hybrid learning this year including this notebook.

I have found a lot of success in this type of learning tool because it allowed by students to stay organized and utilize their notes more than they would of had it been on paper. Most of my students would lose their notes or misplace them when they were done on paper and pencil, but now they have access to these notes anywhere. It is perfect for my students who choose to do hybrid for the day because they still have access to the notes and materials that we did in class.

Outline

Example of My Online Interactive Notebook and how it is used within my classroom instruction: 10 minutes
How to use the Master View on Google Slides to create any online resource: 10 minutes
Allow educators to play around with creating their own online tool or interactive notebook: 10 minutes

Supporting research

https://minds-in-bloom.com/7-reasons-to-use-interactive-notebooks/
https://www.maneuveringthemiddle.com/5-benefits-to-using-interactive-notebooks/

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Brittany Hamlett, Red Lion Area Junior High School

My name is Brittany Hamlett and I am a 7th grade math teacher at the Red Lion Area Junior High School. I am currently going into my 8th year of teaching and this will be my third year teaching 7th grade. My prior experience was done at the Elementary level, so I have a very diverse background. When I am not teaching, I run a CrossFit gym with my husband, spend time with our 4 month old son Kellan and our dog Stark, and find time for friends and family!

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