How I Use It
I love Actively Learn for older texts such as The Scarlet Letter. This tends to be a text that most students struggle with and give up quickly on, only to pick up Cliffs Notes or something similar and try to fake it through the unit. Actively Learn lets me actually SEE their reading--I know who is "getting it" and who is not, when to intervene, when to let a student advance on their own. I love incorporating links, images, and video into the margins of the text so my visual learners have support, especially in a setting like Puritan New England, which can be hard to visualize. Finally, since the notes I make stay in the margin, students can read freely and use my notes if they need them.