The third graders made their own journals last week by combining card stock covers with stacks of lined paper and bookmark ribbons, along with a QR code to this very blog. I then sewed all of the bindings so that they stay together. I've made an Instructable that explains this process here.
The students will be using their journals throughout their IDEA Lab tinkering class to brainstorm, sketch, and take notes from their observations. The first page of the journals has a wordle containing our theme this year, the 5 B's: Build, Beautiful, Bot, Burst, and Become.
— Tatian Greenleaf
My plan is to have our 3rd grade IDEA Lab students make their own journals to use for brainstorming, sketching, planning, and note-taking.
Tatian Greenleaf is the Design, Tinkering and Technology Intergrator at Mark Day School.