- conveying messages effectively
- multiple forms of expression
- digital creation
Key Standards Supported
|W.6: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.6.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.|
|W.7: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.7.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.|
|W.8: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.8.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.|
|W.9-10: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.9-10.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.|
|W.11-12: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.11-12.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.|
ProsIt features multiple note-taking tools, sharing options, and the ability to organize notes within the app.
ConsSome features are trickier to use than others.
Bottom LineNotability lets students choose the best tools to make their notes thorough and useful.
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Kids and teens will find themselves doodling, highlighting information, searching for websites to add to their notes, and even recording audio commentary to make their notes more interesting.
Different learning styles and note-taking preferences have been taken into account. A range of features allows for more comprehensive and, therefore, useful note taking.
Before taking any notes of their own, kids and teens can practice using the note-taking features. The wide variety of features helps accommodate students with physical or learning disabilities.
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.Read More Read Less
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 add 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.Read More Read Less
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.Read More Read Less