Into the Driver's Seat
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Into the Driver's Seat
Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
Curated by Jim Lerman
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Evolution of Note Taking: New Forms

Evolution of Note Taking: New Forms | Into the Driver's Seat |
Note taking is a big topic among educators. How do we teach it to our students? What are the best methods? Is digital note taking worse than taking your notes on a piece of paper? I am a big advoca...

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Barbara Macfarlan's curator insight, August 21, 2015 7:09 PM

This sums it up nicely.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, August 22, 2015 5:52 AM

very interesting!

Suvrodeb Biswas's curator insight, August 24, 2015 5:11 AM


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Notetaking In The Digital Classroom: A Blended Learning Approach ~ TeachThought

Notetaking In The Digital Classroom: A Blended Learning Approach ~ TeachThought | Into the Driver's Seat |

The Cornell Notes strategy is one possible model students can use, in addition to combination notes, REAP strategy, and others. When used in combination with technology, students are able to activate key brain areas during learning, while also retaining critical information for future review.


How Noteaking Is Changing


"It’d be easy to fall victim to hyperbole here and suggest that notetaking is the stuff of electricity and holograms, but that’s only partly true. Today, 40% of students prefer a mix of physical and digital notes. In the digital classroom then, the primary shift parallels blended learning: a mix of physical and electronic information that serves as a compromise between “old” and “new” learning.


"In the digital classroom, recording pens, tablets, laptops, audio software, and social media make recording, reviewing, sharing, and storing these notes different than it was even 10 years ago. The infographic below explores how."

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, August 23, 2013 11:08 PM

More students are using their mobile technology in the classroom as well.

Karen Barlow's curator insight, April 11, 2014 7:27 AM

Note-taking is a huge thing in education.  Learning a whole heap of systems and theory at work has made me consider and compare alternatives the impact the use of technology has had on taking notes.  As a very kinsethetic learner, taking notes has always played a huge part in learning for me. So is typing the same as writing?  Typing works for me - not only are my notes easier to read at a later date, as I think the words as I type them somehow this connects my fingers to my brain and I seem to absorb and take things on board or transfer the knowledge to my brain [the cognitivits would be happy].  Advancements in technology enable my mind-maps to be included as part of my notes, and I can easily add book-marks etc to make finding a particular point so much easier.  Comments my learning mates or the facilitator make are also easier to incorporate into my own notes - even in a different colour text. Have I learnt more, better or faster? The jury is still out on these questions.  The implications of this as a teacher  is something definitely worth pondering further.