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Digital Notetaking to Ignite Their Minds. Let’s Brainstorm with Mobile Devices! 15+ Free Apps for IOS/Android. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Friday, March 29th 2013 Part of the Mobile Learning Series!

Let’s Brainstorm with Mobile Devices! 15+ Free Apps for IOS/Android

“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” – Lee Iacocca quotes Brainstorming is an important process that helps improve writing, organizes group ideas, inspires discussion, and provides a roadmap for projects. Help Them Brainstorm! 50+ Tips & Resources. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Friday, December 20th 2013 Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category “An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.” – Charles Dickens Brainstorming is an important process that students should do frequently so it becomes a ritual they continue throughout their lives.

Help Them Brainstorm! 50+ Tips & Resources

Students need to get into the habit of spending time with their thoughts, fleshing them out, and discovering the best way way to feed their inspiration. Brainstorming helps improve writing, organizes ideas, inspires discussion, and provides a roadmap for projects. iTDi + Shelly Terrell: Learning to go, webinar notes 1. At the beginning of March, I signed up for one of iTDi’s Advanced Teaching Skills Courses: Language Learning to Go, led by the brilliantissime Shelly Terrell, who is probably about as near to a living encyclopedia of apps, mobile learning, and the joys of Web 2.0-based learning as anyone’s ever seen.

iTDi + Shelly Terrell: Learning to go, webinar notes 1

Shelly and iTDi (International Teacher Development Institute) have set the course up on a private Google+ community (the course is not free, but for what you get out of it, it’s a steal at $50) and during the week the learners (me and about 30 other teachers in various places around the world) have “missions” to complete, consolidated by weekly webinars hosted by Shelly and iTDi faculty member Barbara Sakamoto. Continuing with my experiment in sketchnoting, I’d like to share some of the tips and tools we learned about in the first weekly webinar. Anyway, here are the notes–hope you get something out of them!

P. 1-2. How to create sketchnotes on an iPad? Brainstorming. Mindmapping. Graphic/ Writing Organizers. Sticky Notes & Boards. Shelly Terrell (shellyterrell)'s Public Profile in the Diigo Community. American TESOL Webinar: Teaching Writing with Graphic Organizers. Webinar overview – Graphic Organisers. Preface If you access the link to the recording it would be great if you would just leave a short comment on this post to let me know.

webinar overview – Graphic Organisers

eTools for Language Teachers. Sketchnoting (or visual note-taking)(Click here for a presentation called "Sketchnoting for Beginners".

eTools for Language Teachers

Click here to see my sketchnotes on Flickr.) Laura Gilchrist, Kids Enjoy Reading, Dry Erase to Uncap Creativity. And IdeaPaint: Creating an Interactive Classroom [Video] - Evernote Blog. We’re big fans of IdeaPaint, a special kind of paint that can turn anything into a dry-erase writing surface (you can read more about it here).

and IdeaPaint: Creating an Interactive Classroom [Video] - Evernote Blog

When you combine IdeaPaint’s ability turn any wall or surface into a canvas and Evernote’s ability to capture, archive and make that surface searchable, the possibilities for turning any room into an interactive environment are endless. These two products come together in a particularly exciting way in a classroom environment, which can become a more creative and engaging place to learn. When geography teacher Mike Curta reached out to us about his plans to transform his Eisenhower High School classroom using IdeaPaint and Evernote, we knew we wanted to learn more.

Throughout the school year, Mike kept us updated with his progress by sending photos and email updates about the learning environment he created and the positive results he was observing. Blackboard Collaborate. Blackboard Collaborate. Education: IdeaPaint Tables in action after Rachel's Challenge assembly. Visual Tour: Our day using IdeaPaint-ed Tables to respond to Rachel's Challenge. Part I: Backstory to Rachel's Challenge assembly at NMMS Story setting: A sunny and hot Friday; September 6, 2013Rachel's Challenge presentation is today; we have one every 3 years so all 6, 7, 8 graders experience it.6th graders have heard team teachers say: It's powerful and moving; all 3 team teachers cry by the end of it.

Visual Tour: Our day using IdeaPaint-ed Tables to respond to Rachel's Challenge

I learned out loud during the assembly using Twitter and pictures. Because I learned out loud, the kids were able to use my takeaways back in the classroom. Our Rachel's Challenge facilitator was someone we thought looked familiar but we couldn't quite put our finger on. Engage Their Minds. Welcome to another Phun Phriday!

Engage Their Minds

And this one promises to be fabulous! RSCON starts today, Friday, October 11th! It’s not too late to sign up for one of the 100’s of sessions that will be offered online for free from today through Sunday evening. Click here to learn more! One of the presenters during RSCON is Laura Gilchrist. Check out this page from the IdeaPaint site that shows other examples of IdeaPaint in schools. The Inventor of Dry Erase Whiteboard Paint Coating. Buy Now We exist for one simple reason: to fundamentally improve the way people work.

The Inventor of Dry Erase Whiteboard Paint Coating

IdeaPaint was born from this very notion, a frustration with the way ideas were shared and coworkers collaborated. How can you think big when you write small? Inkflow: The Visual Thinking App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Visual Thinkers Rejoice!

Inkflow: The Visual Thinking App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

Inkflow works like a Word Processor for Visual Thinking. Capture your ideas as easily as with pen and paper, then arrange and reorganize them with your fingers! If you're like us, you've been looking hard for the perfect (th)inking App. Yet something always seems to be missing, be it speed, flexibility, or just plain elegance. Well, we think we've finally cracked it. Sketch Notes. ColorNote® is a simple and awesome notepad app.

It gives you a quick and simple notepad editing experience when you write notes, memos, e-mails, messages, shopping lists and to-do lists. Taking notes with ColorNote® Notepad is easier than any other notepad or memo pad app. * Notice *- If you cannot find the widget, then please read the FAQ below.- When you're finished using the notepad, an automatic save command preserves your individual note. Visual Notetaking 101 – Visual Notetaking. Sketchnotes – Visual Notetaking. Sketcho Frenzy: The Basics of Visual Note-taking. Sketchnoting. Blogging for English-Language Learners. Blogging is a very powerful tool in and of itself. Whether it's a personal or professional blog, blogging has the power to unleash learning, reflection, and communication.

Even more, a blog can help spread your words and ideas to a wider audience and, as a result, a wider reach. Blogging for English-language learners (ELLs) can tap into students' and teachers' utmost communicative potential and help expand and widen learning opportunities. Benefits of Blogging. Sketchnotes – Visual Notetaking. Popplet Examples from our Teachers - Skill Snack. Sketchnoting FOR Learning. iLoveTEFL by Christina Rebuffet-Broadus. Last week (March 5, 2014 to be precise), Sue Kay and Karen Spiller of ELT Teacher2Writer led an hour-long webinar titled “How to Become an ELT Materials Writer.”

The event was full of useful insider info on how the whole publishing industry works, the knowledge good writers need, and tips for aspiring authors from both publishers and accomplished writers. Sketchnoting. Sketchnoting 101: How To Create Awesome Visual Notes -UX Mastery. SketchNotes. Quicklyst - take better notes. Diigo Browser. Sunni Brown: Doodlers, unite! Backchannel Tools. Internet Catalogue. Backchannel - Shelly Terrell on Diigo. Sketchnoting FOR Learning. More and more people have asked about the sketchnotes you see sprinkled throughout the Langwitches blog. I was thrilled when Felix Jacomino, organizer of Miami Device, asked me to do a Sketchnoting 101 workshop at the conference this upcoming Friday.

Here is the slidedeck, I have been working on and a few resources that have helped me wrap my mind around Sketchnoting FOR learning and develop a few skills and strategies along the way. In a nutshell, I have learned 3 things, since I started dabbling with doodling You don’t have to be an artist ( I am not…)The process of thinking involved AS you are creating the sketchnote about a topic is “mindblowing”.Sketchnoting helps me process and digest a talk, wrap my mind around a large amount of information and organize my thoughts better. Drawing conclusions.

Giulia Forsythe at Faculty Academy 2012. (25) Sketchnoting on Pinterest. Visual Notes - an album on Flickr. Mind maps - an album on Flickr. The 5 Cs in Education: What If… Sketchnoting in the Process. After my sketchnoting workshop at Miami Device, I was asked to record my process of CREATING the sketchnotes. I used Airserver to mirror my iPad display to my laptopUsed Screenflow to record myself sketching the main points of the presentationUsed Screenflow to speed up the recorded footage from 30+ minutes to 2.5 minutesExported, then imported into iMovie to add credtits and music This was the first time doing a screencast this way for me…there are a few kinks that I still need to work out (how to NOT record the screenflow toolbar).

[The sketchnotes created in the video below were NOT created live, but AFTER, I had created the slide deck already} Rebeca Zuñiga (@rebezuniga) Popplet. Learning about Visual Notetaking from Giulia Forsythe. <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.

<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> Developing Your Digital Study Skills. Penultimate. Super Note: Recorder, Notes, Memos. Free. for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store. EvoNotes Pro (Take note & annotate pdf, Pen Pro, Word processor plus) for iPhone. App 8. Free Android Note Taking Apps for Teachers and Students. Note taking is not only an academic skill but also an activity that most of us perform on a daily basis.As technology advances so do our means to take notes. 10 Great, Free Apps for Students for Notetaking and Class Planning. Google Keep, Google's Note Taking App, get's some improvements and new features.

Research Management for Professionals, Web and PDF Annotation. Home : Firefox free-addon to bookmark, collect, organize and share the information. Cheaper than Ideapaint... Anyone have first hand experience using both? $/Sqft. I think ideapaint is priced higher due to the crazy good gaurantee (10 years and lifetime), greengaurd certification and the one coat application. that being said, I would get away with a cheaper costed whiteboard if it would be a temporary surface that I wouldnt use for years... also, I took a look at the comparison chart on the site and did some research. while whiteyboard is cheaper, how can you prove that it has better technology?

Taking Notes from Research Reading. Printable PDF Version Fair-Use Policy. Geek to Live: Take great notes. Lite: freeware Personal database, PIM, organizer, notes manager, text editor and search engine. In addition to the tree pane, you can also use the powerful internal search engine to locate your data (screenshot). Snip!t - intelligent bookmark management and information sharing at MyStickies. Notebook G is your life organizer! Quicklyst - take better notes. Don't Miss These Awesome Note Taking Apps for iPad.

After writing about Android's Note taking apps we deem it important that we provide another list of apps for iPad. It is true that most of the apps you find in Android market ( now called Google Play ) are also available in iTunes market but sometimes you stumble upon some apps that are unique to only one market. But be it iOS or Android that you use, you will always have access to plenty of apps and this is thanks to the productivity of the developers. Rust-Oleum Dry Erase Paint.