Teacher Review For Notability

Notability links with Google Drive for powerful uses in 1-1 ipad classrooms.

Elisabeth L.
Media specialist/librarian
The Joseph Sears School
Kenilworth, IL
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
When our 5th graders went 1-1 iPads a year ago we pushed Notability out to all of them. We are also a Google App school and Notability can be set to synch with Google Drive. I taught all the 5th graders in Lib/tech class how to access the app, customize it to their needs with folders and classes. I also did PD with their teachers who then could reference the app for various classroom uses. I used it to have my 5th graders create an ongoing study guide for my Digital Citizenship class that covered several weeks and ended with a targeted assessment.
My Take
This app just keeps getting better and better. Every update improves the app in ways that are clearly user driven. Always a good sign when a company is responsive. I would like the next improvement to make it cloud based. That is all that is missing for right now.