Does anyone have an updated version of an interactive notebook to use this year?
I made one last year and here is the link to the updated one. This better reflects how I used it in class. I used the slides more than I thought I would last year, so most changes reflect that. Keep an eye out for spelling and link errors, there is always something I miss.
I am new to CS and this is my first time teaching CSP. Can you explain to me how you use this inb? I think my idea of INB is different than yours.
When I started teaching this course, I knew a traditional notes approach just wouldn’t work. I started with actual paper cutouts and glue, but with the onset of Covid I needed a purely digital version. So I made the above google slide deck that works like a notebook. My kids will import a pdf version into notability (1-1 iPads) and when they click the links/tabs it will move them in and out and through the pages. I liked it because everyone had the same template.
Just for clarification: Students get a copy of the digital notebook to take notes for each lesson?
Yes, they download a digital version on the first day or so and use that the rest of the year. Some teachers have kept it as a google slide version, so whatever works best for your kids.
Again thank you for your INB. I have two more questions:
1.) I noticed your INB doesn’t start until 1.4, is there areason the first three units are not included?
2.) IF I just share the Google Slides, do you recommend I leave off the speaker notes? I wasn’t sure if this was meant for the students. Thanks.
Here are my replies…
1 - I didn’t think I needed “notes” for the earlier lessons. The activity guides and whole class discussions sufficed for those lessons. The devices and the circle-square patterns are tested on the AP exam, they are just a lead in to binary.
2 - you can leave off the speaker notes. Usually it is just where I cited any images I used. They are not needed for the purpose of a notebook.
Thank you so much for sharing this resource! This is my first year teaching AP CSP and I’m so excited to share this my students.
Thank you so much for this!!
Thank you. This is my first year teaching this course and any assistance and advice is greatly appreciated.