I’ve been having trouble finding technology that specifically links engagement to learning. This comes as a surprise to me considering all of the technology that brings us together. Bringing education into the mix steadily becomes more of a challenge as I move forward with this project.
I have recently discovered the Notability App for the iPad.
Notability claims to transform how you work, sketch ideas, annotate documents, keep a journal, teach a class, and more. Notability is a cloud based note annotation system that allows you to keep notes organized and be creative while you work.
Let’s say a teacher is giving a PowerPoint presentation. This App allows students to download the presentation and insert notes from the lecture or ideas the student may have. The marked presentation can then be exported to DropBox for later use. Notability allows for different fonts and colors to be used, so that users can express their creativity. This allows students to interact on a higher level than just listening to a presentation. They can better write down questions on slides and refer back to them in later classes. Notability has the potential to increase communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation in the classroom.
However, the only downfall is that in order to use Notability, students must have access to an iPad.