Date
30 October 2020

Support organisation

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Using digital technologies’

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Note-taking tools

Note-taking tools

Tools for taking notes can help learners to organise thoughts, ideas, and key learning information.

Useful note-taking techniques include:

  • taking photos of information on whiteboards or from presentations
  • taking a screenshot
  • using voice or video recording to capture information and review it later
  • access to online note-taking tools such as AudioNote 2, Sticky Notes.

Online calendars

Online calendars

Model how to use tools and options that are available in online calendars to support independence, success, and wellbeing.

Work with your learners to set up systems to manage assignments, exams, and time frames.

Useful features in online calendars include:

  • the ability to set and receive reminders when assignments are due or tests are coming up
  • customisable alarms for reminders or prompts, for example, “Use your relaxation techniques”
  • the use of colour to visually track blocks of work or colour code classes
  • options to customise the view and avoid distractions, for example, day, week, month, or year schedule
  • the ability to share important dates and deadlines with key people
  • the ability to add an attachment such as a document or topic outline to an event
  • options to sync and access across multiple devices such as laptops and smartphones.

Web bookmarking tools

Web bookmarking tools

Support learners to manage and organise digital resources.

Learn about some common bookmarking tools, for example:

Consider how you would model and  introduce these tools so that they benefit all learners.

 

Managing files and folders

Managing files and folders

Using colour and adding special icons can help learners with file and folder organisation.

Consider the skills and teaching support required.

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Virtual assistant

Virtual assistant

A virtual assistant understands voice commands and can be used to support learners.

Virtual assistants such as Siri can be used to:

  • quickly access information, for example, weather, locations, definitions
  • Complete basic checking functions, for example, spelling, calculations, and facts
  • send messages
  • set up reminders.

For further information, explore:

Useful resources

Useful resources

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11 apps to help kids with note-taking

Publisher: Understood

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Organise Google Drive with colours and icons

Publisher: Simpletivity

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Using digital technologies”:

Return to the guide “Technology tools for learning”

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