This week I reviewed a chrome extension called "VideoNot.es".
There are three main reasons why I believe that this application is beneficial in the classroom as well as everyday life.
Students can use this tool to record their thoughts and ideas about a particular video to share with their peers and teachers. Teacher can use VideoNot.es as an summative or formative assessment tool to review students thoughts about specific content.
First thing is that it is easy to take notes at the same time that you watch a video. This makes it nice to follow along with the video as you take notes, rather than using a paper and pen or waiting until after the video is over to take notes. For me personally, this is helpful as I have a hard time keeping up with videos while I attempt to take notes on my paper.
The second thing about VideoNot.es that is great is the fact that all of your notes are stored into your Google drive which is extremely convenient to keep track of.
The third reason you need this application is because the notes are also simple to share with yourself as well as others.
VideoNot.es fits into the SAMR model in the following way:
Substitution: students can take notes while watching a video directly on the screen instead of using traditional pen and paper.
Augmentation: students can stop and replay the video as needed. They can also edit, store and retrieve their notes anytime.
Modification: teachers can use VideoNot.es to provide feedback for videos created by students.
Redefinition: students can share their video notes with their peers and teachers, receive immediate feedback, and compare and contrast other students' notes in real time.
The downside of this application is that it seems to be down a lot of the time. By the sounds of their summary, they are working on updates and bugs. If these things are fixed, this app would be a completely fantastic tool in the classroom.