THE PURPOSE OF ANY BINDER IS ORGANIZATION
It’s primarily a place for students to collect work, reflect on the learning process, and then recollect their learning for the purpose of sharing or studying.
Collecting information in written word during class is important, but so is collecting multimedia, such as pictures, videos, and vocal components, to tie into your reflection later. It just so happens that the only place all of these artifacts can coexist is an eBinder.
Students reflect on their daily learning and make connections to the broader essential questions for a unit or chapter.
Recollection is a product of the organization of an eBinder. Students can easily find and remember what they did based on the learning hooks they created during collection and reflection so that they can apply and share their learning.
Learning is a story.
As with any story, there is a beginning, a middle, and an end. This learning process is best told through the eyes of one who has learned along this journey of discovery. The AVID eBinder is the ideal place to put this story together and share it with others.
"The whole idea of the eBinder is about finding a way for students to capture that joy in the moment of learning and discovery. Students can save everything—notes, a-ha moments, classwork, and projects—and then reflect on their learning and share it with others."
— Joe Marquez, AVID Staff Developer
How do I set up an eBinder for my classroom?
AVID eBinders work best using Google Sites or a Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook. The following links have all the templates and instructions you need to start using eBinders with your students!