Are you ready for mobile learning? We live in an age of technical mobility, with mobile devices, such as PDAs, phones, or MP3 players a routine part of our dress. People are constantly on the move, learning against time, place, space and pace. Mobile devices allow impromptu learning while building on personal knowledge, skills, reasoning, and experiences while engaging with surroundings. Teachers can send reminders to students and parents, share data and resources, respond to questions, provide comments and place the power and control of learning in the hands of students. Using mobile devices to take notes, facilitates “on the go” learning and provides an opportunity to leverage knowledge through research and review of notes as necessary. Students can use online note taking tools such as penzu on laptop computers, quick note on the chromebook or any of the apps: Noteshelf, Mighty Notes, or NoteLedge shared in this month’s classroom challenge.
Notes on the Go
Noteshelf allows you to write your notes by hand, type, or draw. You can save the notes, add pictures, and e-mail note as an image or pdf.
Mighty Notes combines handwriting, recording, typing, import and export of images and PDF files.
NoteLedge combines handwriting, typing, photo-editing, audio and video recording. It includes, “Navigator”, a gadget that provides ability to crop selected content
Noteshelf Lite – free
Full version 5.99
Mighty Notes lite - Free
Full version 2.99
NoteLedge Lite - Free
Noteledge Premium 4.99
Note book covers housed on bookshelf for easy viewing and access
Search notes by name and description
Gallery with custom templates and paper
Being able to take good notes is an essential part of learning. There are a variety of ways note taking can be used to impact learning:
- upload pdfs and make annotations
- add audio comments to reference or emphasize a point
- transform written notes to text
- create notes, draw or upload images to facilitate understanding
- create, import , export or email documents as necessary to build upon knowledge
- index and search through notes for future reference.
Because apps can be downloaded on smart phones with the ability to access notes as often as needed, students can determine the time, place and space that is best for them to study and work to master a concept. With mobile devices, educators have the opportunity to design learning differently. Students can collaborate with peers in real and virtual worlds; participate in learning communities formed by classmates, record notes, and provide shared knowledge and expertise on demand. Mobile learning notes allow students to take learning with them into the world. Students can research unclear information, highlight, circle, draw or make reference to clarify information.
What opportunities are you providing students to enhance learning? In what ways can or are you using mobile devices and digital note taking tools to allow students to capture information? How can you use note taking, whether with lap tops and online resources or apps on mobile learning devices to capture data and place students in control of their learning?