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? They are a lot work for mom. But there is a great alternative to the tradition 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 comes in.
What is a Digital Interactive Notebook?
It is a 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 examples:
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 no where 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 re something that teachers can have their students do at home, or in the classroom thanks to the use of Google Slides.My FREE Resource Library now has Interactive Notebook Freebies for you! Sign up to get access to these and other freebies in our growing resource library.