Top Tools for Researching Effectively with Mobile Devices
Researching effectively is an essential life-skill every student needs to learn. Knowing how to research, take notes, and share helps students develop critical thinking skills and work collaboratively. But often times, students can have problems keeping track of their research and connecting it to relevant ideas. Connecting research to their own thoughts is important for essays and other projects. Various apps and online tools accessible on mobile devices make researching effectively easier than ever. In ShellyTerrell’s webinar, “Researching Effectively with Mobile Devices: Note Taking and Bookmarking,” she shares some of the best tools that make research more engaging and help students keep track of their ideas.
During the live webinar presentation, teachers took notes on some of the tools Shelly shared. Below is the back-channel discussion giving a brief description of each tool.
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SimpleK12 Webinar: Researching Effectively with Mobile Devices: Note Taking and Bookmarking
Presented by: Shelly Sanchez Terrell
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- Read Write Think’s Interactive Cube for writing mysteries, biographies, and other stories
- Lucid Chart is a fantastic tool for web and mobile graphic organizers! Students can collaborate and they have many options.
- Teachnology has many kid friendly graphic organizers. You can use free apps like Educreations to have students fill them out on their mobile devices
- Creat.ly provides various templates and types of graphic organizers for different kinds of projects.
- Grafio Lite- iOS app for creating flow charts and visually organizing ideas.
- Canva- iPad app and web tool for creating visually beautiful posters and infographics.
- Ease.ly- iPad app and web tool for creating
- Idea Sketch IOS/Android Mindmapping App- Draw a diagram, mind map, concept map, or flow chart and convert it to a text outline and vice versa. Print with a PDF or download to Dropbox.
- Popplet web/IOS App- The browser base app provides collaborative mindmapping. Students can support text with images from Flickr or Youtube videos.They can upload their own. Embeddable.
- Inkflow IOS app- Sketch & write ideas then move them around and organize them.
- PenUltimate- Draw & write on notebook paper on your iPad. The writing becomes searchable, stored, and categorized with Evernote that is compatible with all devices.
- EduCreations iPad app- Interactive whiteboard and screen recording app. Ability to include images taken and from the web and narrate with audio. Creates a video that can be embedded. Students can record their brainstorming while creating their mindmaps.
- ShowMe iPad app- Interactive whiteboard and screen recording app. Ability to include images and narrate with audio. Creates a video that can be embedded. Students can record their brainstorming while creating their mindmaps.
- Screen Chomp iPad app- Interactive whiteboard and screen recording app. Ability to include images and narrate with audio. Creates a video to download. Students can record their brainstorming while creating their mindmaps.
About the Author:
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and she loves investigating teaching jobs in some of her favorite locales. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.