Students in the AP®CS-A course can also build an interactive notebook from a marble composition notebook — javaJournal — for themselves that is useful, personal and content specific.
Suggestions for accomplishing this include the following:
- Modify the Table of Contents to match your curriculum/textbooks chapters
- Guide students to learn to take guided notes on each chapter or unit so that their javaJournal notebook matches the course unit progression
- Format or adapt worksheets to fit the size of the javaJournal notebook page (use landscape with narrow left margin, 4″ right margin)
- Adapt activities to be added to the notebook including having students take pictures of things that are in their javaJournal
- Have students develop an AP® Exam review section at the back of their javaJournal
- Look for ways to allow students to develop a true course and test prep javaJournal for themselves — be creative & have fun!
CLICK HERE for a blog post reflection on our first year using Interactive Notebooks including a top 10 tips to teachers.
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