Today’s learners might be digital natives, but when asked how they will go about taking notes on a tablet while working through their English reader, they had no idea. This is a common problem when adding technology to your classroom. In the same way, you had to show your learners how to take and organise notes on paper, you have to show them how to do this digitally.
Some advantages of using digital notes:
1. Their notes are all together and always in class.
2. In the past, we would spend at least one lesson creating a notebook with pages for all the characters and themes. Now I created the file beforehand and it took maybe 5 minutes for everybody to familiarise themselves with it. Giving me 40 minutes of teaching time back.
3. By sharing it through Classroom, I can access their notes and give them feedback without having to take home a whole pack of books.