This year I have insisted on all students taking notes using a pen and paper! Ironic given I teach Digital Technologies. I have found handwritten notes and diagrams more conducive to student focus, understanding, recall, drawing linkages etc… Having said that I am also interested in note-taking technologies that are relatively low cost and can if required be stored in the cloud. My latest experiment is the Elfinbook Version 2. This notebook features:
- Erasable pages (using a Microwave and/or wet cloth)
- App to facilitate scanning contents (and basic OCR)
- Storage, classifying and searching methods
- Save the notes in the cloud
And it is less than $40.
So far, so good. OCR is not that great but the erasable paper and ability to store via your phone are pretty useful.