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best practice - Note-taking policy: laptops, or by hand? - Computer Science Educators Stack Exchange
I made sure every student had a Hipster PDA, which cost almost nothing as the U was happy to give each student a binder clip and they were happy enough to go in together to purchase the cards. Students were encouraged to put a sentence or two on a (fresh) card when they heard a key idea. For the last minute or so of each class I'd ask a few students to read to me from the cards of the day one key idea from the lecture (though it wasn't usually true lecturing). I might comment, usually, just by saying yes or no (or maybe YES). At the beginning of the next class I'd ask for the three most important ideas from the previous class. Or perhaps, ask for a one sentence summary of the previous lecture. Out come the cards...

I also encouraged the students to prepare a summary card for each lecture. Just one card. Just a couple of sentences, not the tiny print we used to use when allowed to bring a sheet of notes to an exam (remember that?). Just big ideas.

Moreover, I encouraged students to use the pda in other courses and to carry it about with them. They spent time on subways, generally, so the pda provided an easy way to review the day's activities and learning or prepare for the upcoming day. The valedictorian in my undergraduate class used this trick. He was never without a few cards for review.

Students don't need to capture every word in most cases and if they really do, then give it to them straight. I'm sure you heard the joke "The purpose of a lecture is to transmit the instructor's notes to the student's notebook without going through the mind of either." Make it active. With my students it was actually kind of campy - an in-group ritual.

Note that I also lectured from my own hipster pda and kept a card for each student, etc.
notetaking  education  learning  hipsterpda 
june 2019 by kme
Notes by Firefox – Get this Extension for 🦊 Firefox (en-US)
A notepad for Firefox. Contribute to mozilla/notes development by creating an account on GitHub.
notetaking  notes  productivity  firefox  extension  addon  sidebar  alternativeto  nvalt  simplenote 
may 2019 by kme
[Request] Copy and transfer text from Notes app to Simplenote : workflow | https://www.reddit.com/
OR I think it can be done using IFTTT, if it has a Simplenote channel. You'd need to add a gmail account on Mac and enable notes, then select all notes and move to gmail from iCloud. Before that, setup IFTTT to trigger on gmail label added "Notes" (check this) copy mail to Simplenote. Notes on Mac and iOS actually uses IMAP mailboxes/labels. This is what makes it possible.
simplenote  ifttt  notetaking  notes.app  mac  osx  automation  maybesolution 
january 2019 by kme
litewrite/litewrite: Distraction-free writing. | https://github.com/
Distraction-free writing. Contribute to litewrite/litewrite development by creating an account on GitHub.
opensource  notetaking  notes  todolist  webapp  productivity  alternativesto  simplenote  evernotes 
january 2019 by kme
Laverna - keep your notes private | https://laverna.cc/
I wish I could hide the toolbar, and there's too much wasted space in the UI, but it's good. Also like the way it handles task lists (progress meter).
markdown  notes  todolist  notetaking  productivity  crypto  alternativeto  simplenote  evernote 
january 2019 by kme
nvALT 2.2β 104 - BrettTerpstra.com
Still can't get Marked preview to work right.
marked  nvalt  notetaking  markdown  preview  unresolved 
april 2013 by kme

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