Visual Images and Digital Interactive Notebooks

How many of you have ever seen digital interactive notebooksProbably many of you reading this right now. Now, how many of you are totally stumped about why and how you can use them? Don't worry! I am here... tell you all about these digital interactive notebooks!

Digital interactive notebooks are a great way to get kinesthetic & visual learners engaged in the upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom! Click through to see ten different versions of digital interactive notebooks in use so you can visualize how great these would work in your literacy classroom for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students! Great ideas and all the resources you need are located in this post!










What makes digital interactive notebooks so special?

Digital interactive notebooks are similar to regular paper and pencil interactive notebooks, except they are, you guessed it, all digital! They are all online. No making endless photocopies, no waiting years for your students to cut and paste everything, no wasting precious classroom time assembling. If you are familiar with the paper and pencil versions, then the digital version will be a breeze.

How are digital interactive notebooks created?

Digital interactive notebooks are created using Google Slides. Why? Google slides is the easiest platform for creating. It gives you easy access to all of the different shapes and it’s so simple for your students to move these shapes around as needed. It’s also so convenient for you, the teacher, to customize all of the activities from the templates to your own subject area and content. 

Digital interactive notebooks basically look like a bunch of graphic organizers, but in the digital form. Why is this amazing for a teacher? You can use them over and over again, for multiple subjects and topics! 



What if a student is absent? 

You have the ability to prepare an already-filled out page and print it out for those students. These notebooks help different types of learning as well, such as kinesthetic learners and visual learners.

Once you have access to all of the templates, you’re probably wondering what to do now. There are categories for the visual images - sequential, cyclical, conceptual, and hierarchical. Listed below are ten ideas you can use for your students:

1. Hamburger: Think of the layers of a hamburger. Your students can use this as a tool to help with the writing process, or something similar. Each layer of the hamburger represents a step in a process.



Digital interactive notebooks are a great way to get kinesthetic & visual learners engaged in the upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom! Click through to see ten different versions of digital interactive notebooks in use so you can visualize how great these would work in your literacy classroom for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students! Great ideas and all the resources you need are located in this post!

2. Ice Cream Cone: Similar to the hamburger, each scoop of your cone represents a step in a process or a series of ideas. 


Digital interactive notebooks are a great way to get kinesthetic & visual learners engaged in the upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom! Click through to see ten different versions of digital interactive notebooks in use so you can visualize how great these would work in your literacy classroom for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students! Great ideas and all the resources you need are located in this post!

3. Ladder: Another useful tool for representing the order or steps of different processes.

4. KWL: “What I know, What I Wonder, What I Learned”, you can create movable pieces and text boxes for students to continually update throughout a lesson or unit. 


Digital interactive notebooks are a great way to get kinesthetic & visual learners engaged in the upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom! Click through to see ten different versions of digital interactive notebooks in use so you can visualize how great these would work in your literacy classroom for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students! Great ideas and all the resources you need are located in this post!

5. Pyramid: Also similar to the hamburger template, the pyramid can be used as a tool to show a hierarchy of things, or an order of things. 

6. Tree: I have used the tree template when working with root words of vocabulary. It’s a good visual representation when learning where common words come from and what words are related. 

7. Mountain: The mountain template can best be used when discussing the plots of the novels you are reading. You can create movable pieces, and the students need to identify parts such as the climax, resolution, and rising action. 

8. 5 Senses: This template can be used for a character study, where students have to create ‘senses’ for the character in their novel. For example, using text boxes, students create what the character ‘sees’, ‘smells’, ‘hears’, ‘tastes’ and ‘feels’.

Digital interactive notebooks are a great way to get kinesthetic & visual learners engaged in the upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom! Click through to see ten different versions of digital interactive notebooks in use so you can visualize how great these would work in your literacy classroom for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students! Great ideas and all the resources you need are located in this post!
All shown here are visual images that you can use in a digital interactive notebooks:
The 5 senses, tree, mountain, and gears all included.

9. Venn Diagrams: Most commonly used for comparing and contrasting different ideas and subjects.

10. Gears: When you think of gears, you think of pieces moving and working together. Your students can use this template to learn how different things work together, or discover the ‘flow’ of things. 



Digital interactive notebooks are a great way to get kinesthetic & visual learners engaged in the upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom! Click through to see ten different versions of digital interactive notebooks in use so you can visualize how great these would work in your literacy classroom for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students! Great ideas and all the resources you need are located in this post!

These are just ten different ideas you can use as you create your own digital interactive notebooks. The true beauty of having all of these templates are that you can reuse them over and over again, for a million different topics, in a million different ways. The possibilities are endless, and your students will have so much fun with them.



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