Creating and Implementing Digital Interactive Notebooks

Planning and Teacher Support

This course is designed for secondary teachers (high school and middle school) who seek to integrate digital interactive notebooks in their remote or face-to-face classroom. At the end of this course, a certificate with three professional development hours will be issued.

Teachers Who Will Benefit From This Course

  • New Teachers

  • New Science Teachers

  • All Teachers Preparing to Teach Virtually

  • All Teachers Preparing to Teach in a Blended Classroom (Virtual and Face-to-Face)

What Teachers Are Saying About This Course

stacy hansen

5 star rating

“This was the most inspiring PD, EVER! I feel so energized to digitize my curriculum. I appreciate the examples, bonus add ons, and opportunities to practice. Most of all I have appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with others as they dive i...”

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“This was the most inspiring PD, EVER! I feel so energized to digitize my curriculum. I appreciate the examples, bonus add ons, and opportunities to practice. Most of all I have appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with others as they dive into the same precarious waters via email and the teacher prep room face book page.”

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Rebekah Trevino

5 star rating

“I definitely recommend this course to any teacher that is looking for something new to add to their content or if they would like to continue using interactive notebooks in their everyday. I have steered away from interactive notebooks at the high...”

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“I definitely recommend this course to any teacher that is looking for something new to add to their content or if they would like to continue using interactive notebooks in their everyday. I have steered away from interactive notebooks at the high school level because it takes too much time to cut and paste all the parts and my kiddos seem to get anxious at the process. This new style of interactive notebooks is fun and the possibilities are endless! I love it. Karen, explains thoroughly each element to a digital interactive notebook. She provides several fun and cute resources that can be integrated into a notebook. Overall, everyone NEEDS to jump on board! Can't wait to see what's next. ”

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Meredith Offenbacher

5 star rating

“This PD was simply amazing. I learned several things about Powerpoint and Google Slides that I didn't know before that I can apply to presentations and other assignments, not just DINBs. This course has you try out technology like Flipgrid, Padlet...”

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“This PD was simply amazing. I learned several things about Powerpoint and Google Slides that I didn't know before that I can apply to presentations and other assignments, not just DINBs. This course has you try out technology like Flipgrid, Padlet, and Screencastify, so you can see what these online resources can do and what the experience is like on the student end. I have been to PDs where they just quickly go through a list of tech tools without really explaining the capabilities of each one, so it was great to see how they could be put to work. Karen was so responsive in all the items we have submitted through the different tech tools, as well as email and the facebook page - I was gushing to my husband (who is not even a teacher) about this PD and how much I learned! Hoping that there will be even more PD topics to come!”

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Lynn Norling

5 star rating

“Thank you so much for developing and sharing this course. I was a little skeptical because often teacher professional development is less than engaging and applicable. I found every moment interesting and learned much more than I thought I would i...”

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“Thank you so much for developing and sharing this course. I was a little skeptical because often teacher professional development is less than engaging and applicable. I found every moment interesting and learned much more than I thought I would in the course! The step-by-step explanations along with introducing new tools (LOVE Tarsia and StickerMule!) made me feel supported and excited to begin. Thank you! I will use this information and the tools for my classroom this year and for many years to come.”

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Melissa Baylor

5 star rating

“One of the best professional developments that I have done in a long time. I love the extra materials that are provided. So thankful for this resource. ”

“One of the best professional developments that I have done in a long time. I love the extra materials that are provided. So thankful for this resource. ”

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Amy Hambrick

5 star rating

“This was an excellent course! It would not only be great for those with no DINB experience, but also had good tips for those already familiar with DINB. Thank you!”

“This was an excellent course! It would not only be great for those with no DINB experience, but also had good tips for those already familiar with DINB. Thank you!”

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Melanie Townsend

5 star rating

“I enjoyed learning in this method--using what was taught in a sample notebook to make mistakes, try different tools that were introduced, and experience what it would be like as a student. This is some of the best professional development I have i...”

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“I enjoyed learning in this method--using what was taught in a sample notebook to make mistakes, try different tools that were introduced, and experience what it would be like as a student. This is some of the best professional development I have invested in. Thank you!”

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Jessica Rettagliata

5 star rating

“Fantastic course - I love the way it's all laid out, in small chunks and very easy to navigate. Downloadable files under the video for each chapter are much appreciated. The videos are clear and comprehensive and full of great ideas. Karen is ...”

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“Fantastic course - I love the way it's all laid out, in small chunks and very easy to navigate. Downloadable files under the video for each chapter are much appreciated. The videos are clear and comprehensive and full of great ideas. Karen is very responsive to questions and she replies thoroughly with very detailed answers amazingly quickly. Even though I'm not yet sure how exactly I'm going to incorporate all of this, this course is very valuable for the techniques presented - there's lots of options and additional ways to use these skills rather than just using it as a straight notebook. Thank you for a great course; I learned a lot and I'm leaving with lots of ideas to implement what I've learned. ”

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mary jochem

5 star rating

“This course was amazing!! I am beyond thrilled to have taken it. Ms. Razz replied to every question I had within minutes! You are building your own digital notebook throughout the course.”

“This course was amazing!! I am beyond thrilled to have taken it. Ms. Razz replied to every question I had within minutes! You are building your own digital notebook throughout the course.”

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Chantelle Lemieux

5 star rating

“Even though I was ahead of the game and figured out how to create a DINB on my own, I took this course anyway. It let me know I am on the right track and gave me some additional tips and tricks to use and implement. So thankful for teachers like y...”

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“Even though I was ahead of the game and figured out how to create a DINB on my own, I took this course anyway. It let me know I am on the right track and gave me some additional tips and tricks to use and implement. So thankful for teachers like you who share your insights and create wonderful courses like this! I'm usually ahead of the game come September but this year, I'm feeling slightly overwhelmed with all this digital implementation and not knowing what I'm going back to in the fall! Highly recommend this course to everyone!”

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Melissa Manning

5 star rating

“This course taught the basics of digital notebook creation but also offered so much more. Teacher collaboration allowed for new creative ideas on how to incorporate DINBs into the classroom. We even went over how to introduce DINBs to students!”

“This course taught the basics of digital notebook creation but also offered so much more. Teacher collaboration allowed for new creative ideas on how to incorporate DINBs into the classroom. We even went over how to introduce DINBs to students!”

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Shannon Hill

5 star rating

“This course has the quality I have come to expect from the Teacher Prep Room! I didnt know where to start in creating and planning a digital interactive notebook... This course takes you through planning, implementing and assigning a wonderful...”

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“This course has the quality I have come to expect from the Teacher Prep Room! I didnt know where to start in creating and planning a digital interactive notebook... This course takes you through planning, implementing and assigning a wonderful interactive digital learning tool. You will receive practice and ideas for teaching students how to use a digital interactive notebook which is so important once you've put your hard work into creating a quality lesson/assessment. Examples, tech tools, and suggestions are plentiful! You have access to the learning community and others who are doing similar projects. Karen is knowledgeable and her feedback is timely and helpful! Even if you're not a beginner you will get something out of this course! Highly recommend! ”

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    0 | Nice to meet you!

  • 02

    1 | CHAPTER 1 | The Role of DINBs in the Classroom

    • Chapter 1 | The Role of DINBs in the Classroom

    • Tour of Your Digital Teacher Workbook {Google Slides}

    • Tour of Your Digital Teacher Workbook {PowerPoint}

    • {Optional} Task 1 | FlipGrid

  • 03

    2 | CHAPTER 2 | Create and Engage

    • Chapter 2 | Creating Digital Interactive Notebooks

    • Creating Non-Editable Portions {Google Slides}

    • Creating Editable Portions {Google Slides}

    • Creating Non-Editable Portions {PowerPoint}

    • Creating Editable Portions {PowerPoint}

    • {Optional} Task 2 | Screencast

    • Design Elements Used to Create Your Teacher Workbook

    • DINB Lesson Plan Template

    • Enrichment | Creating DINBs in Canva

    • Enrichment | Creating 'Drag and Drop' Items

    • Enrichment | Digital Tarsia Puzzles

  • 04

    3 | CHAPTER 3 | Tech Support!

    • Chapter 3 | Tech Support

    • How-To Video Clips

    • Tech Tool Summary Guide

    • {Optional} Padlet: Question Wall

    • Inspiration

    • Templates

    • BONUS: Sharing and Feedback Suggestions

    • BONUS: Sharing and Feedback Strategies Using Google Classroom

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    4 | CHAPTER 4 | Setting Students Up For Success

    • Chapter 4 | Setting Students Up For Success

    • Enrichment | Creating and Importing Icons

    • BONUS: Classroom Tech Tools Tour DINB

  • 06

    5 | This isn't goodbye!

    • This isn't goodbye!

    • {Optional} DINB Tour!

    • Course Satisfaction Survey

    • Thank You and Email Badge/Review Instructions

    • Teacher Prep Room Educator Email Badge

Prep Room Training

  • Video Demonstrations

    Our professional development courses are built to support teachers with tool walkthroughs, science-teacher-how-to's, and actionable tips. Our course videos are designed to respect teacher time.

  • Templates and Worksheets

    All Prep Room Courses come with editable templates, checklists, and/or worksheets teachers can take straight from the course and implement in their own classroom!

  • Exclusive Facebook Group

    Prep Room course members gain access to an exclusive Facebook Group just for Prep Room teachers to discuss how to implement the techniques and resources they learn.

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Karen Randazzo is an enthusiastic chemistry teacher in New Jersey. She believes that every student has the power to learn anything, even chemistry. Chemistry teacher by day, teacher author by night, she's dedicated to making teachers' lives more manageable by offering professional development, sharing her engaging resources on Teachers Pay Teachers, and collaborating with educators on various social media platforms. A former "chalk and talk" teacher, she shares her journey navigating the Next Generation Science Standards and student-centered learning on her YouTube channel. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her tech integration expertise with you!

Karen Randazzo

Teacher and Author

FAQ

  • How long will my purchased course be available?

    These course offerings are current for the 2020-2021 school year. Purchasers will have access to course material through June 30, 2021.

  • What other online support is available for course students?

    All course students will receive a link to a private Teacher Prep Room group where they can join and discuss ideas with other students in the courses.

  • Will Professional Development Credits be earned by completing each course?

    A course completion certificate with the number of course hours will be issued after the completion of each course. Your school or district may have further requirements for professional development. We think our practical teacher courses should definitely count, but it will be up to your district.

  • Can a site license be purchased for a school district?

    Please contact us at bethany@scienceandmathwithmrslau.com with the number of teachers you would like to use our courses with and we will get back to you with group pricing.

  • Are we affiliated with any edtech company?

    No! There are online tools, apps, and educational tech tools that we talk about in our courses, but we have not received any compensation from these companies, unless otherwise indicated inside the course. We only recommend tools we think are terrific! We do not own these tools or apps and we do not provide tech support beyond the scope of the course. If any links within the course are affiliate links (for example Amazon), the link will be noted as such.