This week, Katie Lepi shared some interesting facts and tips on note-taking in the digital era. The infographic in this Edudemic post illustrates some of the tradeoffs between handwritten (better recall) and typed (greater quantity) notes.
Lepi also describes note-taking practices such as the Cornell system, where the note-taker fills in three areas: a “cue” column to recall material after class, another designated space for “summaries,” and the note-taking area. If you choose to go the digital route, cloud-based apps such as Evernote can help you organize and store your notes.
Do you write or type? What about your students? How can we help develop students’ note-taking ability?