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Teachers could have students use a shared corkboard for group projects or activities. For a whole class activity in a 1:1 classroom, teachers could project a board on the screen and have students add comments to a prompt in real time. Teachers can also create boards to store grade information or keep notes on students' progress or behavior. NoteApp would be a useful tool for peer review in an English or history classroom. With the ability to attach files, students could even turn in assignments directly onto a class corkboard instead of emailing.Continue reading Show less
NoteApp (formerly known as CorkboardMe) is a virtual corkboard that allows users to create sticky notes filled with different types of information and to collaborate with others. Click anywhere on the screen to drop a sticky note, then choose a color and add files or write text. Users can share their boards with others, who then can post new notes to the board, erase or add content, and even chat in real time. NoteApp could be a useful collaboration or discussion tool, but it doesn't offer anything that other bulletin board sites don't also have.
Though it isn't revolutionary, NoteApp is a neat way to organize information and bring the sticky note into the 21st century. It was created for anyone to use, from businesses wanting to create a virtual conference room to single users just hoping to remember the milk. Students can use NoteApp to learn how to organize information in a way that's accessible to them and to others. Color-coded sticky notes allow them to put like ideas with like, and they can create multiple corkboards for different subjects or projects. They can also build communication skills by sharing their boards for group projects or other class activities. Kids can learn how to share their work and ideas in the same way adults do, preparing them for future collaboration.
Though the design is clean and updated, the tool doesn't offer much guidance, technical or otherwise. It isn't very intuitive, and without a real help section to advise them, kids may have a hard time getting the hang of NoteApp.
Key Standards Supported
Speaking & Listening
Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.
Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.
Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.
Work with peers to set rules for collegial discussions and decision-making (e.g., informal consensus, taking votes on key issues, presentation of alternate views), clear goals and deadlines, and individual roles as needed.
Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.
Work with peers to promote civil, democratic discussions and decision-making, set clear goals and deadlines, and establish individual roles as needed.
Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; resolve contradictions when possible; and determine what additional information or research is required to deepen the investigation or complete the task.