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Welcome to this video presentation
that will discuss the various note-taking tools for students and explain some of the
advantages and disadvantages of each
so that you can be successful in your courses. This video will discuss the
following note-taking tools:
pen and paper, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint,
Google Drive and Evernote. The traditional pen to paper may be easy to
but it can be slow for note-taking, messy and disorganized.
There are better ways for you to take notes. You can type your notes directly
into Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
If you have access to Microsoft Office 2013
this can be a great idea because not only can you type your notes
but you can also share them with other students and access them on any device
since Office 2013 is on a cloud. However,
if you only have access to Microsoft Office 2010
these applications don't have the sharing, accessing and storing capabilities of other
Google Drive is an amazing tool for notes.
It's free to sign up for at Google.ca and allows you to create a variety of
slides, spreadsheets and more. Your files are organized
and easily accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone
simply by logging into Google. Some other great features of Google Drive
are that you can share documents with up to 200 people. You can also edit
and comment on documents which makes it a great tool for group work
when you can't always meet face to face. Google Drive even allows you the option
offline so you don't even need a WIFI connection to access your files.
Evernote is another great free tool that you can use for not taking.
Evernote acts as an online filing cabinet to store all of your files.
You can create notes right in Evernote or store web pages,
audios, videos and images. Some other neat features
are that you can record a lecture on your smartphone and store it in Evernote
or take pictures of handouts in class for later reference.
Evernote even has a free app you can download
to your mobile device to easily access all of your notes.
You can also share your files with other students through email
and social media. The following is a comparison chart comparing the features
of different tools.
As you can see Google Drive, Evernote
and Microsoft Office 2013 will really help you when it comes to taking notes
and staying organized.
You can learn more by watching the Google Drive in Evernote videos
the student Survival Guide. Thanks for watching!