This bundle contains my entire set of nine ecology lessons as well as the corresponding 32 digital interactive notebook activities. Bundled together, this package will save you both time and money.
ECOLOGY UNIT LESSON SET
This package includes a full lesson set for a complete unit on Ecology.
Included in the package:
- 5 weeks of teaching material
- 9 Power Points totaling 188 slides
- FOUR Bill Nye Worksheets with direct video link and answer key
- Teacher and student versions of each power point
- Student notes in word
Lesson 1 - The Spheres of the Earth
Lesson 2 - Ecosystems
Lesson 3 - Energy Flow In Ecosystems
Lesson 4 - Cycling of Matter In Ecosystems
Lesson 5 - Population Influences within Ecosystems
Lesson 6 - Ecological Succession
Lesson 7 - Biomass and Fossil Fuels
Lesson 8 - The Importance of Biodiversity
Lesson 9 - Invasive Species
- "What an awesome resource!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!"
- "So easy to follow, and my students love the fill in notes!"
- "Very useful resource and helped with pacing"
- "This unit was well organized and saved a lot of time. I loved it!"
- "Perfect for my blended-learning class! Students really responded well to this style of lesson."
- "Great resource to go along with the new NGSS standards for ecology. Thank you!"
- "Very detailed. I have used the assignments and they were a hit!"
- "saved me so much time!"
- "Made lesson planning a whole lot easier!!!"
Each lesson includes a student and teacher version. The student version contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.
DIGITAL INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK
Middle School and Freshman High School Digital Interactive Notebook - Ecology and Ecosystems. Designed specifically for the 1:1 classroom utilizing any kind of digital device such as Chromebooks, Cellphones, or Tablets.
This resource comes packed with 28 engaging activities spread over 45 interactive pages. It covers the entire ecology curriculum and includes an teacher answer copy. Each page was created to look and feel like a traditional notebook but was designed to take advantage of everything that digital brings.
Digital Interactive Notebook for Google and OneDrive cloud services. If you don’t currently have a Google account, you can sign up for one completely free and get started in 5 minutes. If you’re a OneDrive user no problem. Simply download the notebook as a PowerPoint file to your computer then upload it to your OneDrive account. The majority of the items in this resource are fully editable. In addition, slides can be added or removed easily to suit your classroom needs.
I feel that the most effective way to see what you’ll receive is to actually access it, play with it, and that way, you’ll know if it’s right for your classroom. To do that, I’ve made available a sample space interactive notebook you can access by CLICKING HERE
This Digital Interactive Notebook is broken down into 9 chapters. Chapters can easily be removed if they don’t correspond to your curriculum needs. The following chapters are included with your purchase.
Chapter 1 - The Spheres of the Earth
Chapter 2 - Ecosystems
Chapter 3 - Energy Flow In Ecosystems
Chapter 4 - Cycling of Matter In Ecosystems
Chapter 5 - Population Influences within Ecosystems
Chapter 6 - Ecological Succession
Chapter 7 - Biomass and Fossil Fuels
Chapter 8 - The Importance of Biodiversity
Chapter 9 - Invasive Species
Before computers, we used interactive notebooks to engage our students and keep their notebooks organized and accessible. This however required a lot of material and the unwelcomed task of lugging them all home with you to mark. But we used them because they were effective and allowed us to effectively assess our students understanding.
Why use digital interactive notebooks? As prices decrease, many schools are moving towards a 1:1, computer-student ratio and are becoming digital, the way we teach needs to keep up. You don’t even need a class set of computer, a personal device (cell phone, laptop, tablet, etc. will work just as well).
Digital interactive notebooks provide all the same means of organization and assessment but without the physical notebook. This…
1) Saves you from bringing them back and forth/storing them in your class.
2) Purchasing all the necessary supplies.
3) Having them get lost, misplace pages, etc.
Once you purchase, you’ll get a direct link. This link will allow you to place your own copy of the digital notebook into your Google Drive folder. From there, simply distribute the file to your students. No notebooks, no glue, no scissors, not even a USB in sight. Everything is stored and can be assessed in the cloud from any computer in the world. If your students go on holiday, they can access it. If they’re sick, they can access it.
What activities will you find inside my Digital Interactive Notebooks?
• Interactive drag-and-drop activities
• Embedded Videos that play inside the slides along with questions
• Calculation questions
• Audio recorders – students record and upload their own auditory answers to questions
• Drawings – students create their own drawing then easily upload them to their slides using their device or computer
• Research questions
• Extension questions for early finishers, those wanting extra credit, or incorporated into the mainstream assignment
• Vocabulary check on the entire unit
• Lots more
Click here to get immediate access to a sample file so you can see exactly what’s being offered → http://bit.ly/TWF-DINB. Keep in mind that the sample file is for my SPACE notebook but it does give you a good idea of how the resource is structured.
What if my school won’t pay for Google products or access to Google Classroom?
No problem, G-Suite as it’s called, is completely free and includes everything you’ll need to access your digital notebooks.
What if your students don’t have internet access for some reason?
These notebooks can easily be made available off-line for access anywhere.
Is there a place for students to include their own notes? Yes! That’s the beauty of going digital. You don’t need a left and right side. When you or your students want some more room, just add a slide and go to town.
Worried about plagiarism?
I use turnitin.com to ensure my students are submitting their own work. However, I attempt to make these as interactive and individual as possible, which all but eliminates cheating.
Do you feel that your students will miss out on the hands-on experience they receive from traditional interactive notebooks?
In today’s world, I don’t think that’s a concern. Your students are and need to be well versed in the world of technology and how to manipulate it to suit their needs. This resource will help.
If you have any questions, please send me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org