I have had some difficulty turning off my teacher brain again. I have been researching interactive notebooks. It looks like a great idea and I am planning to begin using some version of it for my classes. At the beginning of the year I have asked for a binder as a notebook, however the research I have found on the interactive notebook has all been spiral notebooks. I will have to make due for the rest of this year and rethink it for next year.
I found a really good teacher webpage for using interactive notebooks in class.