Teacher Review For Notability

This is a game changer

Henderson M.
Classroom teacher
Boyce Middle School
Pittsburgh, PA
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My Grades 5
My Subjects Math
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 Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Special needs
How I Use It
This is the first app I used when my classroom went to a 1:1 iPad classroom. Teaching math, I always look for a way to engage students in the practice of math problems during a lesson. Notability can be a digital whiteboard that engages students in ways that a blank sheet of paper can't. The students are able to keep their notes, pictures, graphs that they make in digital folders. My students also use this app with PDF's. The students are able to download any PDF from the web (I use blackboard to store my math PDF's) and annotate to the document. This can then be sent to my via email and the students can complete their math paperless. The math papers can then be stored in digital folders and backed up to google drive.
My Take
This is the app that I would recommend to any teacher taking on iPads in the classroom. It has revolutionized the way I teach. It allows students to annotate PDF's, not only with writing, typing, and graphics, but also with voice recordings. It also allows me to annotate the students work with capturing video and audio so the students can see and hear my comments. I can not recommend this app enough.