VideoNot.es in Education

VideoNot.es is a free tool which allows you to take notes while watching movies. The tool is integrated with Google Drive, and is primarily suited for use within the dialogical form of teaching.

VideoNot.es

Within the dialogical form of teaching it is natural to let students use VideoNot.es as a note-tool while analyzing a movie, commercials and music videos. The tool can show movies from YouTube, Vimeo and Coursera, and they are easily imported into the tool by simply entering the link for them.

It is possible to take notes in the field to the right of the movie window, and the notes are automatically synchronized with the moment in the movie that they are posted at. By clicking on a note, one can jump to that point in the movie, and one gets a good overview of the notes relation with the story of the movie.

VideoNot.es is integrated with Google Drive, and one must therefore have a Google account to use the tool. Such can be created here. Integration with Google Drive makes it possible, to save the notes directly into Google Drive, and share them with others using the 'Share’ button at the top right of the note field. By setting VideoNot.es as the default app for opening video notes in Google Drive, the one you share them with can see both the movie and its synchronized notes.

It is easy to use VideoNot.es, and the first time you log in, you get a short, introduction, of the basic features of the tool. VideoNot.es is also available as an App for the Chrome browser.