Over the last few years, access to digital resources to capture student understanding of chemistry concepts has greatly increased. This technological shift, along with a focus on the use of storylines to engage students in chemistry provides an opportunity to implement digital interactive notebooks. Through the use of various on-line platforms, student beliefs and understanding can be documented and tracked over the course of a storyline. Digital notebooking is a dynamic process that integrates different learning experiences to challenge and reinforce student understanding. This method actively engages students in a manner that encourages discussion and collaboration. Support is built into the digital notebook for absent students and those that need additional resources to understand a concept. This session will provide a brief overview of the digital interactive notebook process along with guidance on how to start building your own. We hope you will join us on July 14th at 8pm EST to learn from Sarah English. Resources and an example notebook will be shared.
About the Presenter
Dr. Sarah English started her career in education as a Peace Corps volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa from 1995-1997. She has been a Regents Chemistry and Advanced Placement Chemistry teacher for 22 years at Sweet Home High School in Amherst, NY. Dr. English is very passionate about science education in her school, the community and across New York State. She advises Sweet Home’s American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry club, is on the board of directors for the Western section of the Science Teacher Association of New York State (STANYS) and is the founder of WNY ChemConnect, bringing together local chemistry teachers to share best practices and support.
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