Taking Notes: Crash Course Study Skills #1

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If you've ever assigned lecture notes to your class and only received blank stares in return, this resource is for you. The first video in a playlist on study skills weighs the benefits and drawbacks to handwriting notes versus typing notes, as well as the various note-taking methods that are most appropriate for class settings.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the video for homework at the beginning of the school year, and have class members turn in their notes to demonstrate what they learned from the video
  • Use the video to model proper note-taking technique by projecting yourself taking notes on the information presented
  • Show the video in a staff meeting or department collaboration when standardizing a note-taking method
Classroom Considerations
  • Lists Evernote, OneNote, and Dropbox Paper as three possible note-taking apps
  • Narration moves quickly; consider pausing to elaborate in class
Pros
  • Beneficial for both students and teachers to view
  • Covers the outline method, Cornell method, and mind mapping
Cons
  • None