Notability

[ios_app id="360593530"] Notability is a user-friendly note-taking app that allows users to create content in a variety of ways: typewritten or handwritten text, drawings, shapes, web clips, photos, and audio recordings. The user can choose from numerous options, including background papers, pen styles, sizes, colors, fonts, and styles. A multiple-undo button and eraser provide users with great control. Notability allows users to import PDF, RTF, and Note formats, as well as DOC, PPT, and XLS from Google Drive. Users can annotate documents using drawing, highlighting, and sticky notes. When the work is complete, there are several possibilities for sharing, including…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 8.9
B. Design - 8.3
C. Engagement - 10

9.1

Summary : The fun way to take notes!

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Notability is a user-friendly note-taking app that allows users to create content in a variety of ways: typewritten or handwritten text, drawings, shapes, web clips, photos, and audio recordings. The user can choose from numerous options, including background papers, pen styles, sizes, colors, fonts, and styles. A multiple-undo button and eraser provide users with great control. Notability allows users to import PDF, RTF, and Note formats, as well as DOC, PPT, and XLS from Google Drive. Users can annotate documents using drawing, highlighting, and sticky notes. When the work is complete, there are several possibilities for sharing, including email, Dropbox, or Google Drive. The hands-on tutorial document walks users through how they can use the different functions and capabilities of Notability.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Students can practice their spelling words using this app. To do so, first have students record an audio prompt of the week’s spelling words by stating each word and then using it in a complete a sentence. For example, “Number 1. Spell brain. Your brain is protected by your skull.” Once all the spelling words are recorded, students can test one another or practice on their own. When ready, have students click play on the audio, listen to the prompt, pause the recording, and write the word on the screen using a finger or stylus. Students can email their teacher the document they created while practicing their spelling words.
  2. Teachers can have students practice their text annotations with this app by first identifying and uploading two or three articles (PDF files) to Google Drive or Dropbox. Students then import the articles into this app. Next, the teacher can have students use the highlighting and sticky-notes features to annotate the articles for a specific purpose. For instance, elementary teachers can have students annotate texts to identify fact and opinion statements (e.g., underline all the fact statements and box all the opinion statements).
  3. History teachers can have students annotate a map to show important battle lines, geographical regions, topography, etc. Science teachers can have students add labels to an image to show the parts of a flower, eyeball, or molecule. Physical Education teachers can have students label the areas of a court or field.
  4. This app can be used for peer assessment or peer editing of writing. After creating duplicates of student work in Google Drive (so teachers can maintain a clean copy), have students download another student’s work from Google Drive. Students can then use editing tools and sticky notes to make corrections, comments, and suggestions. If more than one student is editing the work, students can use different colors to code their edits. Once the corrections are made, students can then upload the marked-up version back to Google Drive.
  5. Performance teachers can use this app for reflection. For example, band and/or chorus teachers can record students playing or singing, and then require students to compose a reflection about their performance and submit the reflection via email.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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