Video title: Should You Take Notes on Paper or on a Computer? - College Info Geek
Topic(s): Note taking, using technology to take notes
Search terms: video should you take notes on paper
Time (of video): 4:12
Posted by: Thomas Frank
Date posted: October 16, 2014
Video description: Watch a comparison between taking notes on a computer and on paper.
Question/writing prompt: List a benefit of each note-taking method.
- Note-Taking Tools Objective: Students evaluate advantages and disadvantages of different note-taking tools. The video briefly demonstrates Evernote as a note-taking tool. Have students research and report on other note-taking tools.
- Write students' finding on the board.
- Evaluate the costs and benefits of each program together with the class.
- On Paper vs. On a Device Objective: Students reflect on potential pitfalls of taking notes on a device.
Show the video from 0:47 until 1:20 and discuss the following:
a. Students who take notes on a computer write more words than those who take notes on paper. Ask students if they think this means that taking notes on a computer is better.
b. Ask students who take notes on a computer or other device how they avoid typing verbatim what the instructor says.