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App of the Week: One of the best note-takers out there

By Stephen Noonoo
September 8th, 2015

Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from Graphite by Common Sense Media. Click here to read the full app review.
 notability-app

What’s It Like? Notability helps students take notes they’ll want to review, revisit, and actively use. 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.

Price: $3

Grades: 6-12

Pros: With multiple note-taking, sharing, and organization options, this is a great tool for app-enabled note-taking.

Cons: Some features are trickier to use than others, and those great audio files can get big.

Bottom line: An excellent tool that lets students make their notes thorough and useful in the way that best suits their learning styles and abilities.

 

About the Author:

Stephen Noonoo

Stephen Noonoo is a former editor of eSchool News. He has served as a consultant for CUE, California’s ISTE affiliate, and as managing editor of its quarterly publication, OnCUE. He has worked as a freelance writer, an education editor for SmartBrief newsletters, and as a staff editor for a well-known publication focusing on education technology.