Brief description: a technical guide to interactive notebooking with hundreds of templates and photos of cross-curricular examples across grade levels. Includes CD of customizable templates.
More detailed description:
A 2011 winner of Learning magazine's coveted Teachers' Choice Award! Notebook Foldables work well in any subject area to stimulate ideas and represent information in a format more familiar and useful to more advanced/upper level students. Dinah’s latest book features adaptations of her Foldables specially designed to fit in composition books, spiral notebooks, binders, and even exam books. Reproducible graphics are supplied in the book, as well as instructions on how to create these modified Foldables using regular paper. You’ll be amazed at the hundreds of full-color examples found throughout the book! This book contains 129 pages.
Please note: if you are looking for a book that contains specific content activity ideas or the directions for completing Dinah's original, independent Foldables, you might want to look at the Big Book for your content area and grade level (e.g., Big Book of Math, K-6 or MS/HS). This book is more of a technical guide to notebooking or journaling, with lots of templates to make the experience more interactive and 3-dimensional. There are photographed examples of notebooks in different content areas and grade levels shown throughout this book.
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Posted by Mrs. B on 3rd Sep 2013
The book and ideas are wonderful. However, I already have a copy for my content area and I bought this book specifically for the use of the CD with pre-made templates. The description says customizable templates. I was surprised to find out that you cannot save your work digitally on your computer once you have made edits to the templates for your lesson. This would be a great feature so that I could project the template edited for my specific lesson in my classroom while teaching. Also, if I find a typo that I notice later on, I will have to redo all of my work on the template again - not the time saver that I thought I was purchasing.
If this is your first introduction to foldables, then I highly recommend this book.
If you are purchasing it to edit and save the templates on the CD, then I would not recommend this book. I wish that the item description had mentioned that you are not able to save edited templates.
Note from store: We're sorry you're disappointed with this product, Mrs. B. Many teachers have told us they do a screen capture of their completed templates and save that file to their computer. Others have scanned in the completed template to save a digital copy. We hope this helps!
Posted by Cindy on 24th Jul 2013
I love all of the different templates! However, I wish that the templates were not in blue, since I like to print using different colored paper. Am I doing something wrong? Also, I find it very time consuming when I want to put a text box right on the template itself. Again, am I doing something wrong?
NOTE FROM STORE: If you change your printer preferences to print only in B/W, you shouldn't have a problem printing on color paper.
Please consider using the "Contact Us" button on the www.dinah.com website to provide more information about your editing question--we'll be glad to try and help!
Posted by Unknown on 14th Jul 2013
Excellent resource for Interactive Notebooks!
Posted by Lydia Bozeman on 10th May 2013
My colleagues and I have just recently been introduced to interactive notebooks. We are looking forward to using this year.
Posted by Linda on 14th Feb 2013
I really love this foldable idea book. It really targets all subjects and gives great COLOR examples!
Posted by Sheree Lynn Harnagel on 18th Jan 2013
I have been using Foldables for going on 10 years and love them. I have recently started working at small, non-profit,PK-12 school in the Houston area. Most of the children are "at risk, or low socio-economically impacted" students. It has been fun and a bit of challenge to encourage, model, and change the way instruction has been delivered by the small staff.
The owners and I have have great expectations of expanding the number of students we teach. One of the goals is to develop our staff by exposing and then expecting them to use "BEST PRACTICES" in facilitating the learning of our students. Dinah Zike's Foldables is one of those tools we will use to make this happen!
Posted by Christy Harrison on 31st Oct 2012
I own a tutoring center and I refuse to push worksheets on students. My center focuses on teaching using brain-based techniques that are different and unique. I have started incorporating the interactive notebooks with foldables into my tutoring sessions and I must say -- it is amazing! I want to learn more! I would really love to attend a Train the Trainer workshop so I can share this idea with everyone! Thank you so much!!
Posted by V. Jones on 21st Sep 2012
As many know, after quite a few years of teaching the same thing over and over we can get stale. Interactive notebooks and Dinah's books have revitalized me. I am excited again---and so are my astudents. I especially love how easy its made differentiation in my classroom! THanks!
Posted by DFino on 17th Sep 2012
Our middle school students are using spiral notebooks this year. This book gives us so many ideas on how to include foldable notes that our students can tape or glue into the pages. It makes the class more interesting and fun when taking notes.
Posted by Rodney Harrington on 17th Sep 2012
I love the interactive notebook system and so do my 6th graders. The engagement in my class is unbelievable. The interaction with the learning has improved class efficiency, management, and learning. I have bragged so much about it that most of the teachers on the 6th grade team and some of the 7th and 8th grade teachers are adding this to their tools.
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