Shared NoteShare Notebooks – UMaine at Farmington

November 4th, 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. Steven Garton
    November 7th, 2011 at 12:14 | #1

    NoteShare is a great tool for making audio annotations and comments. I have students go in and record a comment on their work or the work of another student. Are there other cool uses of the audio functions.

  2. Dmochamer
    November 7th, 2011 at 12:18 | #2

    I have used Noteshare Notebooks in the past with my students and I am embarrassed to say that I have not used it at all this year. I have been to a one day training on using Noteshare, but, honestly, I could use more training on its capabilities and how I could use it more appropriately in my classroom.

  3. Cbrinkman
    November 7th, 2011 at 12:22 | #3

    Several of our teachers and librarian used Noteshare in the past to assist students who were taking a trip to Washington, D.C. In the Notebook, the trip itinerary, complete accommodations information were placed for viewing. In addition, information, pictures and relevant information was provided to locations the students were going to visit, including meeting with member of Maine’s House of Representatives. Students were able to view this prior to the trip and it was also shared with parents during an informational evening, also prior to the trip.

  4. Dmochamer
    November 7th, 2011 at 12:22 | #4

    Does anyone have a great example of how they are using Noteshare in the classroom?

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