Flexible note-taking tool appeals to multiple learning styles
What's It Like?
Instead of just copying down what's on the board or summarizing what's in a textbook, students can take notes they will actually use with Notability. If there's a chart in the textbook they want to reference quickly, they can snap a picture and add it to their notes. If a concept is better explained by drawing a picture, they can do it right there too. On a single page of notes, students can type, write, draw, highlight, record audio, cut, paste and even insert content captured from websites. When they're finished, students can organize notes for easy access later.
Is It Good for Learning?
While note taking may be a way for students to get down important information, not all students benefit from the note-taking process. Notability recognizes that students have different learning styles and note-taking preferences. Auditory learners can record as they talk, or record themselves sharing key information. Visual learners can ad photographs and drawings to their notes. Logic-focused learners can add graphs and create diagrams. Students are not tied down to one method of note taking.
How Can Teachers Use It?
Having students take notes is not the only way to use Notability in the classroom. It's a way for teachers to take, organize, and share notes, too. For example, before an exam, you might create a review sheet and email it to students. Students may also use the app to organize and store notes for a unit and then share their stored notes with students who were absent or those who need help reviewing for an exam. It's also a great tool for collaborative learning and group projects, as students can brainstorm ideas, take research notes, and then quickly share them with their group members.