What would be some of the differences between the kind of Notes that students may have taken in a previous course and the Interactive Notebook that we want students to commit to in Biology?
To REALLY understand the difference, of course, students need to actually do the Interactive Notebooks as instructed. "Intentional" means that there is a purpose for doing things a certain way. Hopefully, the student knows what the purpose is! "Structured" means that there will be deliberate things that will be done on certain pages at certain times to organize and develop the material. "Structure" doesn't mean that all students will do things exactly the same way, however! In fact, students are expected to personalize much of their work in the Interactive Notebooks.