Shared NoteShare Notebooks – UMaine

November 17th, 2011

NoteShare digitally transforms the standard print notebook by allowing the integration of digital text entries and media files. Digital images, audio, and video can be embedded in pages of a notebook, and hyperlinks to the Web can be inserted. These features, combined with NoteShare’s familiar notebook interface, create a dynamic organizational tool.

The use of NoteShare is powerfully extended by its sharing feature. The “share” in NoteShare means that users can synchronously (at the same time) and asynchronously (at different times) access and edit a notebook that is shared from one laptop, or from a server.

Sharing NoteShare notebooks results in social construction of knowledge and products between and among teachers and students. For example, shared notebooks can be used to:

  • Simultaneously collaborate on the same product, within a common location or remotely, using specialized NoteShare tools and editing features, such as:
    • Voice Memos
    • Annotations
    • Time Stamps
    • Flagging, Highlighting, and Prioritizing Entries
  • Communicate teacher and peer feedback and revisions in real time, using specialized NoteShare features that enhance descriptions for continuous improvement.
  • Share and exchange content from across multiple shared notebooks, using the PageFolio tool.
  • Connect students from across Maine (or with NoteShare users throughout the world) to develop relationships through organization of cultural or geographical characteristics and data (e.g., economy, ecology, customs, language, etc.).
  • Facilitate peer mentoring by using shared notebooks for goal-setting and journaling between peers.
  1. Lpuls
    November 18th, 2011 at 11:29 | #1

    I’ ve watched my colleagues use Noteshare and I have little knowledge of its operation. As a SS teacher I feel this would be a great asset to my classes to be able to use this medium.nLarry Puls

  2. DSnow
    November 18th, 2011 at 11:29 | #2

    I have used shared notebooks for several years and have found significant value in the container like approach. Have been able to facilitate construction of resources collaboratively and achieved distribution in a password protected area and open spaces.

  3. Gary
    November 18th, 2011 at 11:29 | #3

    No one at my high school uses noteshare. I guess it’s because no one knows how. I think it’s a great program that teachers would use if they had the training and the time.

  4. Jnewlin
    November 18th, 2011 at 11:30 | #4

    I’m interested in better ways to use Noteshare to efficiently manage all kinds of resources, but especially resources that I want to “save” from the Internet and attachments I receive via email.

  5. Lpuls
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:11 | #5

    I guess the best way is to just try it and see what happens. Couple that with MLTI’s “minute” and possibly in a few weeks I can have a working knowledge of Noteshare.

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