Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Great Google Drive Tool for Taking Notes While Watching Videos

February, 2014
One of the things I always do before I read any book  I have in my reading list is to Google its author and inspect a little bit about his/her online presence, social media profiles, other publications , journal articles...etc. The book I am reading this weekend is "Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies (Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning)"for Michelle Packansky. As I Googled Michelle I found out this wonderful blog " Teaching Without Walls" that she runs. The blog is full of interesting posts and tips on using technology in class. I also came across this excellent video tutorial she made on VideoNotes which I am sharing with you below.



VideoNotes is a free web tool that allows students to take notes on a video they are watching. The notes are synchronized with the video being watched. The good thing about VideoNotes is that it is integrated into Google Drive which means that students will be able to save their notes directly to their Drive account and access, edit, and work on them anytime they want. All the notes are time-stamped.

Watch Michelle's tutorial to learn more about how you can use VideoNotes with your students.



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