I have wanted to set up a better notetaking system for juniors especially, and I really liked Eileen Young's system that I observed last fall at Brandywine High School. She had their "welcome" on the left and the notes they took during class on the right hand side.I think it would work with a spiral bound notebook or 3 ring binder--possible even a copybook, though the kids do not favor them anymore. I had not thought through all the details yet, and then I saw this wiki!!!http://interactive-notebooks.wikispaces.com/
Also note this webpage from Greece, New York schools--my old stomping grounds (outside of Rochester, NY):http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/instruction/ela/6-12/reading/Reading%20Strategies/interactivenotebook.htm
More research to come this summer....it is definitely a go for my juniors.
http://pc40s.blogspot.com/ calculus notes/blogging!
ALSO: could this be part of the "welcome" (warm up)process? http://www.wordorigins.org/index.php/big_list/